Models and designers from various ethnic backgrounds
Connecticut Fashion Week seeks to celebrate the state’s rich culture with an international theme as models and designers from various ethnic backgrounds are integral parts of all events. While the week is a celebration of Connecticut fashion it is also a way for organizers to collaborate with community-based and non-profit organizations to assist persons in need.
Connecticut is the southernmost state in the region of the United States known as New England. Connecticut is the third smallest state by area. First European settlers were Dutch. They established a small, short-lived settlement in present-day Hartford at the confluence of the Park and Connecticut rivers, called Huys de Goede Hoop. Initially, half of Connecticut was a part of the Dutch colony, New Netherland, which included much of the land between the Connecticut and Delaware rivers.
Connecticut is bordered on the south by Long Island Sound, on the west by New York, on the north by Massachusetts, and on the east by Rhode Island. The state capital and third largest city is Hartford, and other major cities and towns (by population) include Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, Greenwich and Bristol. Connecticut is slightly larger than the country of Montenegro. There are 169 incorporated towns in Connecticut.
Connecticut Fashion Week