DC Fashion Week s/s 2010
While it may not be NYFW, it certainly makes it's mark as a viable and legitimate stage for international designs. I've been only once before, and I can say in all honesty that it was an amazing experience. Tickets to the International Couture Collections show are available now; and while the other events are invitation only, a bit of clever sleuthing and/or networking could possibly result in a spot on the guest list... See you there!
[sidenote: a friend of mine, and budding fashion writer, has a new site, check it out -- Chanel Files]