Your Guide To Boston Fashion Week 2016
One of the best weeks of the year is upon us Bostonians…it’s Boston Fashion Week! September is fashion’s biggest month with shows from top designers happening all across the world, from Paris and London to Tokyo and Milan. If you can’t travel across the world or the country to attend shows by the likes of Prabal Gurung or Marc Jacobs, you can find some solace knowing that Boston’s fashion scene will be incredibly active during the next 7 days. Find out what BFW is all about, how you can attend, and what designers you definitely need to check out!
What is Boston Fashion Week?
Originally founded in 1995 by Jay Calderin, a renowned fashion show director and designer whose work has graced the pages of Elle and Vogue, BFW has been a highly successful event featuring the best of the local fashion scene. The goal of BFW is to create visibility for local designers and artists, from industry veterans to hopeful newcomers looking to make their mark.
Unlike most global fashion weeks, BFW is an entirely grassroots production created specifically to engage with the community. All designers and artists operate independently and curate their shows as they see fit, which gives them a lot of creative leeway, and adds to the variety of events. Open to the public, BFW consists of everything including runway shows, trunk shows, designer networking parties, fashion photography exhibitions, and talks from professionals in the industry.
Events You Won’t Want To Miss:
Looking for the best events in town? You won’t want to miss the ones below. For a full list of events, you can review the listings directly on the Boston Fashion Week website.
SoWa Style: South End Fashion Discovery
When: Shows @1pm and 2:30pm
Where: Thayer Street, South End
This urban fashion show will feature 13 of SoWa’s ever popular designers and retailers, including Daniel Faucher Design, Ash & Rose, Amisha Imports, and Crane & Lion. Experience Thayer Street like never before as it’s turned into an outdoor runway with a DJ where models will strut their stuff.
Candice Wu Couture Fashion Show: Bridal Collection S/S17 Preview
When: Monday, Sept. 26th, 7pm
Where: Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Arlington St.
Candice Wu Couture was recently awarded the “Best in Boston 2016” by Boston Magazine. Come see her her exquisite designs, which she’s presented in New York and LA, and which have been featured in The Boston Globe, Marie Claire, and Vogue.
Maison de Style: Luke Aaron Collection
When: Wednesday, Sept 28th, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Nichols House Museum, 55 Vernon St., Boston
The historic Nichols House Museum welcomes up-and-coming designer Luke Aaron, whose tailored, romantic garments will be set up like an art installation within the space. Come see live models display Aaron’s designs in a beautiful turn-of-the-century backdrop for an elegant, upscale night.
Boston En Vogue 2016
When: Thursday, Sept. 29th, 7:30pm
Where: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 15 Newbury St, Boston
Yes, this fashion show is happening in a church, which makes it a unique experience thanks to the classical 17th century architecture. Boston En Vogue will have a Neo-Gothic theme featuring top designers such as Giorgio Armani and Cartier, and will be hosted by Boston’s very own comedian Nick Joseph. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours before they’re gone.
For more tickets for these shows and a preview of what’s coming, you can visit Eventbrite to secure your BFW spots before they’re claimed. Now is your chance to dress up in your designer duds, attend a fancy evening party, and see what the Boston fashion scene has to offer!