The Patterson Mansion in Washington, D.C., became a glamorous haven on June 25, 2023, as it hosted the much-anticipated Washington White Party Fashion Show. Organized by Ean Williams, founder of DC Fashion Week and owner of Corjor International, the event served as a celebration of Pride Month, Father’s Day, Juneteenth, African American Music Month, and inclusivity in the nation’s capital. With support from notable sponsors like Cyber Solutions Integration (CSI), Shy magazine, DC Capitol Square Bar & Grill, and others, the star-studded affair became a night to remember.
The Washington White Party Fashion Show blended high fashion with inclusivity, uniting style and pride in a dazzling display. Attendees were immersed in a vibrant ambiance, celebrating diversity and embracing people from all backgrounds.
Ean Williams, a visionary in the fashion industry, orchestrated the event, bringing his expertise and passion to create an unforgettable experience. As an advocate for emerging designers and Washington, D.C.’s fashion scene, Williams ensured the event would captivate fashion enthusiasts while supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
The guest list boasted an array of celebrities from fashion, entertainment, and politics, gracing the red carpet and elevating the event’s glamour. Their presence underscored the importance of the evening and emphasized the growing connection between the fashion industry and the LGBTQ+ community. Special guests included Gina Rupert from the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, Cǎoméi Cox (Strawberry) – a model and LGBTQ activist, Lana Rae – a TV fashion expert, and Michael Knowles, a guest actor and model.
The event’s success was made possible by the support of generous sponsors such as Cyber Solutions Integration (CSI), Shy magazine, DC Capitol Square Bar & Grill, and others. Their commitment to diversity and inclusivity added strength to the event’s mission.
The fashion show itself was a stunning display of design excellence, featuring collections from established and emerging designers, including E Bannister Couture, Malcolm Staples, Renee France Designs, and Shop the Runway. Each piece reflected the individuality and creativity of its creator, with the runway showcasing models of diverse backgrounds and sizes. The event marked a significant step towards a more inclusive and empowering future for the fashion industry.
As the Washington White Party Fashion Show concluded, its impact lingered. It celebrated both the artistry of fashion and the spirit of Pride Month, Father’s Day, Juneteenth, African American Music Month, and inclusivity, leaving a lasting impression on attendees. Ean Williams and his team successfully merged fashion, celebration, and advocacy, inspiring change within the industry.
Enjoy our recap photos below!