DC Swim Week 2018
When one thinks about swimwear, Miami and L.A. immediately come to mind. No one ever associates Washington DC with swimwear, but I have a feeling that this will not be the case in the very near future.
DC Swim Week was started in 2013 by Moh Ducis and Oliwia Garaj, solely out of a love of fashion and the realization of a need of more swimwear outlets on the east coast of America. Both having backgrounds in the fashion world: Oliwia as a model and Moh as show producer, they used their combined experience to help bring swimwear and fashion together. The duo has been able to attract not only the cream of the crop in swimwear designers from the United States, but literally designers from across the globe. This would not be possible were it not for the focus on quality that DC Swim Week has strived for their entire existence, starting with their venue.
Producing a top-notch fashion show is no easy endeavor, especially if that show is wanting to stand out from the others. The venue that DC Swim Week has held their past two shows in is the Embassy of France in Washington DC. A beautiful and modern structure that is the perfect place for any upper tier event. Having their shows here, turns what already would be a good show, into a grand affair that attracts a higher clientele.
Their effort would be for naught, were they not able to deliver the goods on the runway. Insisting on industry standard models, top hair and make up teams and a beautiful runway, the producers of DC Swim Week insure that not only the spectators, but the participants are treated to a high-end experience. Even before the start of the runway shows, the audience was able to view some of the items that were going to be worn by the models later that evening. Following a trend that more and more designers are emulating, DC Swim Week chose the “see it today, buy it tomorrow” model for their shows. This Philosophy helps not only buyers, but the interested fashion show attendees, to be able to get it before it hits the racks.
From Miss USA and Mrs. United States, diplomats and celebrities from varying fields, to business magnates, DC Swim Week is now a must attend event in July.