I often have to attend Fashion Week in New York City but I have to confess that my favorite fashion weeks are held in the South!
Anyone can attend and some of my favorite up and coming designers showcase their creations like Lucinda Robinson’s Lucinda Eden line. I bid on one of her dresses at a Junior League/Union League Party at the Park Avenue Racquet Club four years ago. The Junior League thrift shops as well as the parties mostly in the southern states feature beautiful debutante style dresses from designers like Lucinda. I can assure you that you will NOT find them anywhere in the tri-state area!
I attend the following Fashion Weeks:
Baltimore, MD-Aug 11-14 baltimorefashionweek.com tics appx $40+
Charlotte,NC-Sept 29-Oct1 charlottefashionweek.com tics appx$35+
Alexandria, VA-Oct 20-23 novafashionweek.com tickets appx $20+
The great thing about these shows is that the most talented designers are debuting their creations before they become famous so you get the chance to wear the most unique designs at the best prices!
Case in point: Does anyone know of Josephine Sasso? I was going to see her back in the early 90’s at her showroom in her old apartment on 95th on the Upper East Side in Normandie Court believe it or not. I bought so many dresses and wraps, Jackets etc. and would be fuming if I saw another girl in NYC with one of her creations. I prided myself on discovering her and found her through a friend at the NYAC.