Corjor International at D.C. Fashion Week
Ean Williams is a force in the D.C. fashion scene. Not only does he serve as executive director of D.C. Fashion Week, he works as a stylist and fashion designer. His clothing line Corjor International (named after his sons Corey and Jordan) consists of four brands: Corjor Sport, Corjor Menswear, Corjor Couture and the recently released Corjor Magnum, a couture brief collection for men.
I got my first glimpse of Williams’ designs at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum last week, where he held a fashion week preview for his latest collection. It was definitely a unique venue for a fashion show. As the lifelike wax figures of iconic style icons Jackie O. and Tyra Banks looked on, models walked out in dazzling evening gowns and couture underwear.
Yes that’s right, some of the male models were wearing only underwear, those rare “Magnum” briefs. Special guest model David McIntosh wore purple skivvies and a fur throw. I’d never heard of him, but apparently McIntosh is huge in the UK.
But the stylish audience saw more than just underwear. We saw fur, velvet, feathers, volume and plenty of pink and purple. Pantone was right about the color of the year. Some of these gowns might be just the thing to spice up your look for Fall gala season.
Erica Moody is a Louisiana-born writer who’s called D.C. home since 2010. In addition to fashion writing, she covers social events, edits The Citron Review literary journal and is working on a novel. Erica holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University.