Washington clothing designers want a fashion industry for the capital
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Washington, D.C., often gets a bad rap as an unfashionable city, where Congress has a dress code, lobbyists and think tank employees often follow suit, and traditional office dress can override personal style.
Still, a number of small-scale designers and boutique owners are trying to build up the city’s fashion industry. But with a hole in the production pipeline, there’s a limit to how much they can develop.
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