Filed under: The Fashion Statement
When you think of fashion week, you think of the big four-New York, London, Milan and Paris. That's the cities where the biggies like Marc Jacobs, Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent unveil their collections. And press from major publications jump from city to city following this glittery pack.
But did you know there was a fashion week in Washington, D.C. last month? Don't laugh. There's another one going on right now in Houston. There's even one being held this week in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. According to various tallies on the Internet, about 140 fashion weeks take place each year. From places like Omaha and Kansas City to Warsaw and Zagreb, multiple fashion weeks are going on in the world at any one time. There's always fashion week somewhere.
Houston's getting some exposure thanks to some big names, Texas style. Lauren Bush staged the first fashion show for her year-and-a-half-old Lauren Pierce collection, (pictured below) a line that uses artisan and eco fabrics. George Sr. and Barbara Bush (pictured above) turned out for the event, proudly snapping pictures of their granddaughter from where they sat on the front row.