Last night I attended the closing party for one of the coolest boutiques in the DC area – Unsung Designers. Unsung has lived quietly behind two pink doors in a small alley in Adams Morgan for the last two years, it’s savvy founders (Grace Wang and Alishia Frey) bringing emerging designers to DC audiences like no one else. They also ran an on-line boutique highlighting these designers. The boutique stays. The Saturday-only shop goes. You would think that being open only one day a week – and on special occasions – would not disrupt the peace of DC’s fashionistas. How wrong you would be. In a town where every boutique in
The on-line shop will still be open. But there is nothing like that experience of trying something on, running your fingers over the stitches, rubbing the material over your skin, seeing that perfect drape in the full length mirror and knowing that this will be an investment you are comfortable making. I will definitely miss the place.
On the bright side, I met two great design teams last night: Verrieres & Sako and gr. dano, both from