Saturday marks the annual H Street Festival, which celebrates the growth and diversity of the historic Washington neighborhood. In anticipation of one of the town’s favorite festivals, local designer, Chris Cardi is presenting the H Street Eve pop-up at Smith Commons.
Chris Cardi has proudly called the historic H Street NE Corridor home since the summer of 2012. In that time, Cardi has further immersed himself and the brand into the fabric of the once forgotten Ward 6 thoroughfare. The revitalization of which inspired the company to release a capsule collection commemorating and celebrating the neighborhood. As a lead up to this year’s H Street Festival and as an opportunity for revelers to shop the collection a night before, Chris Cardi will host the first ever H Street Eve.
Chris Cardi started his American lifestyle brand in 2003. His made in DC company embodies Cardi’s lifestyle and influences. The culmination of his experiences has grown into a brand that takes various streetwear aesthetics, infuses it into classic staples of American sportswear, and gives them a well-tailored construction and fit. The brand prides itself on designing as well as producing the majority of its goods in America. Many of which are made right here in Washington, D.C.
This year the H Street Festival enters its twelfth year and anticipates an attendance of over 150,000 participants. This is up significantly from its initial start as a 500 person block party. This festival will be 11 blocks long with 14 staging areas. It will take place at 4th Street NE to 14th Street NE on H Street NE from 12PM to 7PM.