Models will showcase the designer’s new spring collection of gowns and cocktail dresses, which store spokesperson Liberty Jones describes as “a little bit rock and roll and a lot couture luxe.”
“She is young, vibrant and so talented,” says Jones, who has seen a lot of designers over the years. “She is a real rising star.”
The 24-year-old Cuban-born Arias launched her first line while a senior at the Parsons School of Design in New York. Her artistic background is reflected in her edgy designs.
“I create each piece as if it were a painting, and the fabric is my brush stroke,” she says on her website. The designer, who is also a painter and sculptor, was influenced by her costume-designer mother and filmmaker father.
Her cocktail dresses and gowns run from $2,500 to $6,900. Arias will speak to customers Friday at 1 p.m.
The events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 202-274-3911.