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What is Boston Fashion Week?

 

How do I show in The Tent?

 

How do I list my fashion show or special event on the official Boston Fashion Week schedule?

 

What is the Boston Fashion Trail?

 

How do I list my special event or offer on the official Boston Fashion Trail guide?

 

How can I volunteer? or secure an internship?

 

How do I participate as a model, makeup artist, hair professional, stylist?

 

How can I become a partner, patron or sponsor of events during Boston Fashion Week?

 

How do I secure access to shows and special events in order to photograph, video or cover events for media outlets during Boston Fashion Week?

 

How can I attend fashion shows or special events during Boston Fashion Week?

 

Q: What is Boston Fashion Week?

 

 

A: Boston Fashion Week was founded in 1995. The force behind the week has been dedicated to creating opportunities that increase the viability and visibility of the local industry. The series of fashion related events throughout Greater Boston and beyond serves as a platform for both established industry professionals and aspiring newcomers to showcase their work as well as network with peers and the public. This annual celebration of Boston style featuring a great wealth of local talent, is unique in that it is designed to engage the community directly, at the grassroots level -- cultivating fashion as an integral part of the Boston lifestyle.

Accessibility and diversity in programming allow the public to engage the week on many levels; experiencing a show, taking in an exhibit, participating in an educational program or joining in the festivities at a party. The week also contributes to a sense of civic pride about what the region has to offer and how it continues to evolve. Youre invited to become an active participant in the local fashion community by supporting local style makers during Boston Fashion Week and throughout the rest of the year.

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Q: How do I show in The Tent?

 

 

A: Designers will be selected by a steering committee.

 

 

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Q: How do I list my fashion show or special event on the official Boston Fashion Week schedule?

 

 

A: Anyone who is interested and able to put together their own show or special event is invited to do so. There is no fee to be listed on the official schedule. All events that take place during Boston Fashion Week are independently produced by the designers and event planners involved in those particular projects. Those designers/event planners are solely responsible for all aspects of their events including production, promotion, press access and model selection.

 
 

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Q: What is the Boston Fashion Trail?

 

 

A: The Boston Fashion Trail is an official listing of offerings by retailers, salons, spas, hotels, restaurants, bars, etc., who are committed to doing something special in honor of Boston Fashion Week. This year's partners in the Boston Fashion Trail currently include Spreedia, and Hey, Hey Gorgeous.

 

The program is designed to encourage businesses to schedule promotions that recognize and celebrate the fact that Boston's annual week celebrating style is taking place. It also serves as a way to drive foot traffic and engage new audiences for participating businesses. Some ideas include:

 

 

Retailers: Boston Fashion Week window display, trunk shows, discounts, special sale, gift with purchase, special shopping hours, in store event, etc.
 
Restaurants: Boston Fashion Week menu, a "fashion" desert or drink, host an event (fashion show/after party), etc.
 
Hotels: Boston Fashion Week packages, discounts.
 
Salons/Spas: Boston Fashion Week packages, discounts, host an event (fashion show/after party), etc.

 

Many of these ideas are already a part of the business model at most establishments and there is no charge to be listed on the Boston Fashion Trail. So, it's a win-win situation for businesses and the community!

 

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Q: How do I list my special event or offer on the official Boston Fashion Trail guide?

 

 

A: Anyone who is interested in being a part of the Boston Fashion Trail is invited to do so. Business are asked to complete a listing form that will be available shortly with all the required information. There is no fee to submit listings for consideration.

 

Q: How can I volunteer? or secure an internship?

 

 

 A: Boston Fashion Week will be building a Volunteer Corps list. Anyone on that list will receive notification of volunteer opportunities during Boston Fashion Week

 

Demand for volunteers each year therefore most designers and event producers who post an opportunity are working on a first come basis. If you submit a volunteer application please be aware that there is no guarantee that there will be a job for you during Boston Fashion Week.

 

The Boston Fashion Week Volunteer Corps list will not be shared with anyone. All requests for volunteers will be posted in Boston Fashion Week email blasts, BFWs Facebook page, and Twitter.

 

There will also be an open call for volunteers scheduled in August 2013.

 

There are currently no internship opportunities available. Any new opportunities that become available throughout the year will be announced through Boston Fashion Week email blasts, BFWs Facebook page, and Twitter.

 

 

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Q: How do I participate as a model, makeup artist, hair professional, stylist?

 

 

A: The selection of all models, hair, makeup and styling professionals is at the discretion of each designer/event planner. Most of the shows taking place during Boston Fashion Week will be reaching out to beauty professionals and modeling agencies which they have established relationships with, but there are often many who are looking for new talent. If you are a freelancer we suggest that you check the schedule when it is posted in August 2013, and contact designers/event planners directly. Contact information will accompany each listing.

 

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Q: How can I become a partner, patron or sponsor of events during Boston Fashion Week?

 

 

A: Individuals and organizations are invited to support the efforts behind Boston Fashion Week as a sponsor, patron or partner.



 

The TENT - Sponsors and Patrons

This exciting fashion initiative that launches Boston Fashion Week, provides a great opportunity for sponsors to align their brand with a series of high-end luxury experiences taking place at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston and under The TENT! Individuals also have the opportunity to get involved as a patron of local designers and their shows. Interested parties may contact:

 

Paul Reulbach

Boston magazine

preulbach@bostonmagazine.com

617.262.9700

 


 

Boston Fashion Week - Partners

Partners commit talent and resources crucial to the success of the overall Boston Fashion Week initiative. They may become involved in a joint venture, provide financial support, and/or make in-kind contributions. This may take the form of, but not be limited to donated goods, venues, staging/lighting/sound, advertising, food/beverage, transportation, printing, technology, and man power.

 

If you are interested in becoming a partner please contact us directly at BostonFashionWeek@gmail.com

 


 

Project Support

You may also consider getting involved with other fashion programming throughout the week by lending your financial support to individual projects (fashion shows, special events, parties, etc.). We recommend you reach out directly to the designers/event planners involved. Their contact information will be included as part of their listings on the official Boston Fashion Week schedule being released in August 2013.

 

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Q: How do I secure access to shows and special events in order to photograph, video or cover events for media outlets during Boston Fashion Week?

 

 

A: All requests for press seats or pit access for any Boston Fashion Week event should be addressed to the designer/production manager of that event. Contact information will be available with listings on the official Boston Fashion Week schedule which will be released in August 2012.

 

 

 

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Q: How can I attend fashion shows or special events during Boston Fashion Week?

 

 

A: All invitation/ticket availability is at the discretion of the designer/event producer. If youre interested in attending specific shows please contact designer/event producer directly. The official Boston Fashion Week schedule will be posted in August 2013.


Ticket and contact information will accompany each listing.

 

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