You would think you were at New York Fashion Week or a swanky A-list Hollywood premiere. Which is exactly what Fashion Night Ignites co-founders Zarah Burstein and Indira Gumarova wanted.

The Washington Post

The Hidden Language of Diplomacy: “Fashion Night Ignites showcased cutting-edge fashion designers rarely seen in Washington to rekindle the city’s passion for fashion.

The Georgetown dish

BEST IN SHOW: After the show, guests indulged in cocktails and cuisine that honored the cultures of each country to the theme of “A Night in Prague, Ljubljana, and Valletta”.

Capitol File

“Embassies Embrace Fashion as Public Diplomacy Tool.Gumarova — a PR consultant who previously hosted a showcase of designer shoes by Manolo Blahnik, whose father was Czech — had a hand in all three events.”

The Washington Diplomat

“The post-fashion celebration highlighted each of the countries’ cultures, cocktails, and cuisine via “A Night in Prague, Ljubljana, and Valletta” with music curated by Madonna’s favorite DJ Enferno. The event raised awareness for the National Register of Historic Places, a nonprofit close to the heart of former First Lady and style maven Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Perry Belmont House Foundation.”

Hollywood on the Potomac

“Undoubtedly, the Maltese designers left an impressive mark on the guests present for the event. Their distinct winter collection, characterised by typical Maltese symbols, stood out from the styles of the other designers to the extent of receiving a standing ovation from the crowd at the end of the show.”

Foreign Affairs Malta