SAVE THE DATE SCHEDULE as of 09.15.10

 

PLEASE read carefully. All listings subject to change.

We advise that you check back regularly for updates and additional event listings!

 

 


 

PRE BFW 2010

 


 


 

 

Monday, September 20

 

Monday, September 20

Give me Shelter: Second Skin for Extreme Environments?
Monday Night Lecture Series - Fall 2010

Regina Maria Moeller: "Com(ment)ic: Wondersuits, Fast skin and Poison Ivy"
Comic superheroes dress in hightech suits that support their hyperactivities with magic powers. Are these “wondersuits” fictional? Or have they become models for current ‘second’ skin developments including survival and performance enhancement suits worn by astronauts, athletes, and others? Möller also discusses the power of nature as personified by the DC Comics supervillainess, Poison Ivy, a key figure in her exhibition, embodiment - dress plot.

The Give Me Shelter lecture series draws together speakers from different disciplines to discuss questions such as: How can bodywear function as body extension or to support the human body under unusual conditions such as hot and cold climates? How can we expand the notion of the boundary between the body and environment? What kind of second skin would be required to survive walking through a volcano, living under water, or visiting outer space? How does clothing contribute to the question of the protection of endangered peoples and environments?
 

MIT Bartos Theater
Weisner Bldg (E15) Lower Level
20 Ames Street, Cambridge MA

7-9PM

http://visualarts.mit.edu

The lecture series is free and open to the public. 

   


 

 

Thursday, September 23

 

5PM

 

Thursday, September 23

Boston Fashion Week's Fashion Trail Kick Off Party

Celebrate the start of the Boston Fashion Trail, a collaboration of participating salons, spas, fashion retailer and restaurants that offer special promotions, menus and events during Boston Fashion Week. The Beehive will feature special passed hors d'oeuvres presented by Executive Chef Rebecca Newell and featured cocktails at the upstairs bar. Uncle Pete's will feature its quality brands and newest collections on models styled by Shag and makeup by Naz Kupelian Salon. Look your best as Boldfacers.com will be there to document the entire evening.  Light complimentary appetizers and regular menu, cash bar.

The Beehive, 541 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

617.423.0069

5:00PM – 8:00PM

No cover charge.

RSVP required: press@beehiveboston.com

 

 

6PM

 

Thursday, September 23
Official Opening of the NEW G2O Spa & Salon

to benefit Community Servings
G2O Spa & Salon, Boston's Day Spa Resort, will celebrate the official opening of its all-new "green" home. Hosted by Billy Costa & Jenny Johnson from NECN's "TV Diner," guests will enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, an auction and raffle as they tour the new spa. Entertainment by D J Charles Mercer. Generous Support Provided by Gourmet Caterers and South End Buttery. 100% of all funds raised from the event will be donated directly to Community Servings.
G2O Spa & Salon
278 Newbury Street, Boston MA
6PM - 9PM
DONATION: $45 per person ($25 is tax deductible)
Space is limited.
Reservation can be made at G2O's front desk or online at http://www.servings.org

 

 

8PM

 

Thursday, September 23

Nos Vemos en La Esquina! - La Esquina Studio Official Opening
La Esquina is a new independent studio/store in Cambridge, MA that carries children's and women's apparel from local designers and small companies.
La Esquina Studio
35 Sacramento Street, at Oxford Street
Cambridge MA
info@laesquinastudio.com

6-10PM
6-8PM: Art activities for children, drinks and food.
12 Noon-10PM: 10% off on all products that day.
http://www.laesquinastudio.com

 


 

BFW 2010

 


 

 

Friday, September 24

 

6PM

 

Friday, September 24

Exposure: Couture & Chocolat
A toast to local couturiers in Boston’s favorite and undeniably fashion-forward chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat. Premiere of "Behind the Design" - a unique portrayal of New England's design professionals and some of their most fabulous fashion creations photographed in local settings, created and produced by Tracy Aiguier and Terri Mahn.
 

Featured designers include:
Millie Bautista

Catalina de la Torre

Michael DePaulo

Daniel Faucher
Alfred Fiandaca

Marie Galvin
Jeff Lahens

Sam Mendoza
Nirva

Jonathan Joseph Peters
Alan Rouleau

 

Hotel Chocolat

141A Newbury Street, Boston MA

Open to the public, space permitting.

 

 

9PM

 

Friday, September 24

Industry Ten

Ten local fashion aficionados have come together to host an evening celebrating Boston Fashion Week 2010. Rub elbows with many of the designers and models who will be showing the rest of the week. Kick off the week in proper style. Music by DJ Michael Savant.

 

Your hosts:

Katie Archambault, The Liberty Hotel

Jay Calderin, Boston Fashion Week

William George, James Joseph Salon

Alexandra Hall, Boston Magazine

Christopher Haynes, CBH Communications

Rachel Moniz, The Liberty Hotel

Christopher Myers, Myers + Chang

Michael Nedeau, Party by Design

Riccardo Rodriguez, Coldwell Banker

Marc Orfaly, Pigalle

 

Liberty Hotel

215 Charles Street, Boston MA

Doors open at 9PM

RSVP required. Chris Haynes at rsvp@cbhcommunications.com

Arrive early, space is limited.

 


 

 

Saturday, September 25

 

9AM

 

Saturday, September 25
The Launch of Vera Bradley's Winter 2010 Collection

As Vera Bradley’s Brand Ambassador, Joan, daughter of Vera Bradley and sister of co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, will enlighten and entertain you with personal anecdotes about Vera Bradley’s history, their designs and the remarkable women behind it all; also see Vera Bradley’s Winter 2010 Collection Launched. Light refreshments will be served. http://www.thepaperstore.com


9:00AM – 10:30AM

The Paper Store of Bellingham, Charles River Plaza
257 Hartford Avenue, Bellingham MA
RSVP requested: adv@thepaperstore.com or 508.966.0847
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ThePaperStore?v=app_2344061033&ref=sgm#!/event.php?eid=158765984139742&index=1
 

AND

 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Paper Store of Dedham, Legacy Place
320 Legacy Place Drive (off 950 Providence Highway), Dedham MA

RSVP requested: adv@thepaperstore.com or 781.326.1759
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ThePaperStore?v=app_2344061033&ref=sgm#!/event.php?eid=156009714418936&index=1

 

 

11:30AM

 

Saturday September 25, 2010
Independent Designer's Market/I.D. Market

Boston's most talented independent artists and designers show and sell their work at this upscale designer market.
Kimberly at idmarketboston@gmail.com or 908.420.1509
http://www.idmboston.com
Ben Franklin Institute of Technology
41 East Berkeley Street, Boston MA
11:30AM - 6:00PM

FREE
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/idmboston

 

 

2PM

 

Saturday, September 25

Fashion 101 for Teens

The L.A. Times calls Form, Fit & Fashion, "A new fashion bible for designers, aspirers and the just plain curious, this tome contains all the secrets." Meet author Jay Calderin and learn about a career in fashion. Presented by the School of Fashion Design.
Boston Public Library, Copley Branch

Boston MA
Complimentary admission, space permitting

2pm

 

 

 

Saturday, September 25,
Conor Doherty Fashion: 2009-10 - Artist’s Reception

An exhibit of one of Boston’s leading fashion photographers, Conor Doherty. The library is pleased to present his work as the first exhibit in their 2010/11 exhibition season.
Ashland Public Library, Downstairs Picture Gallery
66 Front Street, Ashland, MA
508.881.0134
2-4 PM
conor@conordoherty
http://www.conordoherty.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Somerville-MA/Conor-Doherty-Photo/61500018591?v=wall&ref=ts

On exhibit August 31 - September 29

 

 

6PM

 

Saturday, September 25

Scaasi: An American Couturier
Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA

Opening reception.

By invitation only.
Visit the MFA online about the exhibit. http://www.mfa.org


 

7PM

 

Saturday, September 25

CHIC – Cure Her In Couture

Two Runway Shows and Teal Design Competition – Stuart Weitzman Fall 2010 and Michael De Paulo Spring 2011 – hosted by Tonya Mezrich to benefit Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer

lisa@ovationsforthecure.org or  508-655-5412

http://www.chicfashionshows.com  and http://www.ovationsforthecure.org

Four Seasons Hotel Boston 200 Boylston St Boston

$100 - RSVP required

7-11 pm. First runway show at 8:30PM

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/ovationsforthecure

 

 

8PM

 

Saturday, September 25

3rd Annual The Emerging Trends Fashion Show

An extensive runway and vendor show consisting emerging designers from Canada, China, Virgin Islands, FL, WA, Boston, NYC and more. Over 20 designers will gather to show their talent on one of he biggest runway shows in New England area at the prestigious, The Castle by Park Plaza Hotel. Our three featured designers include: Huong Vu (Virgin Islands), Vivian Aronson(MN) and Janice Louise Miller (Canada). Hosted by Lacey Wilson Miss Massachusetts 2010. 

bostonfashion@theSYNERGYevents.com
http://www.theEmergingTrends.com
The Castle, Park Plaza Hotel
64 Arlington Road, Boston, MA
8PM. First show at 8:45 PM
General Admission at $50, VIP: $100, $120 and $140
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SYNERGYboston

 

 

 

Saturday, September 25

Drea Designs Couture Fashion Show

Drea Designs Couture fashion show sponsored by T-Mobile and excepting donations for Quincy Medical Center http://www.quincymc.org

dreadesign@comcast.net or 617-426-6397

Splash Ultra Lounge, 150 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA

Free to enter from 5pm to 9pm

http://www.dreadesigncouture.com

 


 

 

Sunday, September 26

 

2PM

 

Sunday, September 26

The Launch

The Fashion Group International of Boston presents THE LAUNCH 2010 featuring a runway presentation of five fresh new fashion designers and a showcase of five aspiring photographers.

The Designers:

Victoria Dominguez-Bagu, Porntip ‘Aey’ Hotawaisaya, Laura Kane, Sara Marhamo, Samira Vargas

The Photographers:

Kevin Day, Narcisa 'Reddy' Eichen, Daniel Gagnon, Cory Stierley, and Jessica Weiser

Boston Center for Adult Education

122 Arlington Avenue, Boston MA

617.267.4430

$25

information@bcae.org
http://www.bcae.org

 

 

 

Sunday, September 26

Fashion & Beauty "SuperShoot" Workshop

High Impact Fashion Photography presents an opportunity for both professionals and enthusiasts to build their portfolios as well as express their creativity. Be a fashion photographer for a day. BYOC - bbring your own camera and just shoot.
FREE for the first 10 photography students to register online. PROMO CODE: HIP01
Contact: Lance McBrayer 617-383-HIPP (4477)
http://ww.hipwithlancemcbrayer.com

Hotel Marlowe

25 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, Cambridge MA

9AM-4PM

 

 

6PM

 

Sunday, September 26

The Magic of Matsu 15th Anniversary Celebration

An Event to Benefit The Women's Lunch Place

Matsu

259 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

617.266.9707

http://www.matsuboston.com

Informal modeling. Wine and appetizers. Raffle prizes. Any one who purchases a raffle ticket or donates an item to the Women's Lunch Place (requested items will be listed on our website) will receive 20% off one item that night. All raffle proceeds and a portion of sales for that evening will be donated to the Women's Lunch Place.

Complimentary admission.

RSVP's required: chris@matsuboston.com

 

 

 

Sunday, September 26
Siostra Productions Presents: Fashion Resurrected

A French Lessons interactive trunk and runway show that will let guests select outfits to be featured on the runway! Complimentary signature cocktails, live music performance by jazz artist Samantha Farrell, and vendors showcasing Boston’s finest jewelry, accessory and skincare lines.
Siostraproductions@gmail.com
http://siostraproductions.com/?page_id=88
Bond at the Langham hotel
250 Franklin St. Boston MA

6pm
RSVP required: siostraproductions@gmail.com

 

 

6:30PM

 

Sunday, September 26

F.R.E.E. - Fashion Reminds Everyone to Evolve

SG Fashions, Inc. launches the 2011 Shanna Gall collection, paying homage to

styles from the Victorian and Flapper Eras with a modern day twist. Partial proceeds from the event will benefit Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts program - Girl Scouts Beyond Bars.

The State Room, 60 State Street, Boston, MA

VIP Reception (Invite & RSVP only) at 6:30pm, Fashion Show at 7:45pm

General Admission $45.00, Front Row seating is $65.00,

Press contact: info@sgfashions.com

http://www.sgfashions.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SG-Fashions/115450855132832

 

 

8PM

 

Sunday, September 26th;
My Darlings, My Queens
A live installation featuring the Mendoza Fall 2010 collection and a wild party to follow.
ROCCA

500 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA

8 PM Media Viewing

9 PM General Viewing
Complimentary parking available.
RSVP requested: rsvpmendoza@gmail.com

 

 

 

Sunday, September 26
Celebrating Women's Fashion

A celebration of fashion for women of all sizes. The show will feature local designers, stores and boutiques that cater to a diverse group of women. Fashions by Looking Fabz http://www.lookingfabz.com ; Sizzlin Curvewear http://sizzlincurvewear.weebly.com ; Marshalls http://www.marshallsonline.com
Breezeway Bar & Grill

153 Blue Hill Ave, Roxbury MA
Show: 8:00 PM

Advanced Tickets $15.00 http://womenfashion.eventbrite.com

At the door $20
Visit Us online http://www.lookingfabzworld.com
contactus@lookingfabz.com

 

 

10PM

 

Sunday, September 26

Stuff Magazine After-Party Series at Rocca

Rocca
500 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA
10pm-12am
Complimentary admission. 21+
http://www.stuffboston.com/fashionweek
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StuffMagazine

 


 

 

Monday, September 27

 

12NOON

 

Monday, September 27

Copley Catwalk – Lunch Time Fashion Show
Copley Place - Center Court

100 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA

Free. Space permitting.

The Copley Catwalk will be a series of fashion shows featuring luxury retailers at Copley Place Mall as well as new faces on the Boston Fashion scene.

RETAILER: French Connection, and Porsche Designs

NEW FACES: Sara Marhamo, and Porntip 'Aey' Hotarwaisaya 

 

SPECIAL NOTE:

Legal Sea Foods will be selling boxed lunches for $10 during so that guests can pick up lunch and go directly to the shows at Center Court!

 

 

6PM

 

Monday, September 27

PechaKucha Boston 19

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

Brett Stilwell: brett@pechakuchaboston.org

http://pechakuchaboston.org

Mantra, 52 Temple Place, Boston MA

6pm-8pm

Free and open to public. 

Optional RSVP: rsvp@pechakuchaboston.org

or Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140830532606053

 

 

 

 

Monday, September 27
The Unexpected

A fashion event that will showcase MOD Boston's expression of true one of a kind fashion and style.
MOD Boston
184 Washington Street, Dorchester MA
6pm-8pm
Admission: $10
RSVP requested: info@modboston.com or 617-265-0011
http://www.modboston.com
http://www.facebook.com/modboston
http://www.twitter.com/mod_boston

 

 

7PM

 

Monday, September 27

The Birth of Venus: Bless by Bless for Love - Part I
Live Photo Shoot/Fashion Show
Come witness the birth of a movement, The BBB War for Love is a
voyeuristic display of fashion styling, photo shoots and runway to benefit Christopher's Haven.

Experience the non-superficial message of a fashion line that goes beyond fashion. Bless By Bless is a dream for social change and awareness, it's a message of love inscribed on an edgy rocker meets angel collection.
BOND at the Langham Hotel

250 Franklin Street, Boston MA
7:00PM

Creative Black Tie
Tickets: $20 Advance Donation
Table Reservation: $200 (includes table for 5 & Champagne)
http://www.war4love.com

 

 

8PM

 

Monday, September 27

Closet Couture

Featuring Second Time Around & The Stylist Closet

Back by popular demand - Terri Mahn of the Stylist's Closet mixes high and low end consignment from Second Time Around on over 20 models! Love what you see on the runway? Buy it immediately following the show at the Second Time Around Pop-Up Store!

W Hotel Boston

100 Stuart Street, Boston MA

8PM-10PM

Show begins at 8:30PM
RSVP required: AllHeartRSVP@gmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152622131430883&ref=ts
Twitter: @STAconsignment

 

 

 

Monday, September 27
StyleBoston presents the Nirva S/S 2011 Collection

Runway presentation featuring the Spring/Summer 2011 Collection from Nirva.

Sponsored by StyleBoston and CONTRA.
Mizu
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
776 Boylston Street, Boston MA
Cocktail Reception: 7PM
Presentation: 8PM
Invitation only. RSVP required.
RSVP to: joseph@agecycontra.com

 

 

10PM

 

Monday, September 27

Stuff Magazine After-Party Series at W Boston
W Boston
100 Stuart Street, Boston MA

10pm-12am
Complimentary admission. 21+
http://www.stuffboston.com/fashionweek
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StuffMagazine

 


 

 

Tuesday, September 28

 

 

6PM

 

Tuesday, September 28

Denise Hajjar's 2010 Fall/Winter Collection

To benefit;  "Dress for Success - Boston"

info@denisehajjar.com or 617.927.5990

http://www.denisehajjar.com

Oval Room at The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

138 St. James Avenue, Boston

6pm. Fashion Show: 7:00 pm

Admission is complimentary. RSVP is required, as seating is limited.

Donations of "business appropriate accessories" such as hand bags, jewelry, belts, hosiery, scarves will be accepted.

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 28

Copley Catwalk – Barneys New York Fashion Show

and Boston Common Cocktail Party
Copley Place - Center Court,

100 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA

RSVP required. rsvp@bostoncommon-magazine.com

Please write 'Barneys New York' in subject line.

Or call  617.266.3804. Space is limited.

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 28
Strike a Pose

7 lanes of fashion - a fundraiser for Journey Forward. http://www.journey-forward.org
Kings at Legacy Place

600 Legacy Place, Dedham MA
Doors open at 6:3PM, Fashion show 8:15PM
For more information: joan.jolley@wsdevelopment.com

 

 

8PM

 

Tuesday, September 28
Under Deconstruction -
A
Collection by Daniel Hernandez
The art of reinvention. Let go of insanity while holding on to persistence
info@dhstudios.com
www.dhstudios.info Click on events.
VENU 100 Warrenton Street, Boston MA
$60.00 per ticket. Each ticket admits 2 people.
Must present ticket at entrance, and at bar for complimentary drinks.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boston-MA/DH-Studios-Inc/73210736958?ref=ts

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 28
Emily Muller Fall 2010 Presentation

The debut collection of Boston designer Emily Muller, full of stories left to be discovered.
Looc Boutique
12 Union Park Street, Boston MA
8-10pm
RSVP required: emilymuller@newbrahmin.com

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 28

Runway Repurposed + Stack the Racks

A benefit for AIDS ACTION. Join Ricardo Rodriguez and SPIRIT Magazine for this dynamic, old-becomes-new Runway show, featuring apparel from Boomerang's Special Edition boutique and vintage jewelry from 20th Century Limited. Models provided exclusively by Dynasty Models and Talent, with hair styled by SHAG and make-up by Kacie Corbelle. Styled by CONTRA.

Invitation only.

Please contact Kathleen Golden McAndrew for more information at:

617.287.5666 or k.goldenmcandrew@umb.edu

Liberty Hotel Beacon Hill, Grand Ballroom

215 Charles Street, Boston, MA

Suggested Donation: Two or more garments, accessories, or pair of shoes for BOOMERANGS.

 

 

10PM

 

Tuesday, September 28

Stuff Magazine After-Party Series at Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale
Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale
48 Temple Place, Boston MA

10pm-12am
Complimentary admission. 21+
http://www.stuffboston.com/fashionweek
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StuffMagazine

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 28
Betsey Johnson Fall 2010 Fashion Show

A collection of Ready-to-Wear that is as free-spirited, feminine and fun as the
designer herself. Models will be provided by Dynasty Models. Hair and make-up by Lily Artist Management. Backstage management by Bay State College.
Ames Hotel
1 Court Street, Boston MA 02108
http://www.ameshotel.com
10pm
Advance tickets: $20 - available at Betsey Johnson store on Newbury Street.

For more information: store09@betseyjohnson.com
Tickets at the door: $25
Space is limited.

 

 

 

Tuesday Sept 28th
Latex Haute Couture by Dawnamatrix Designs

Dawn Mostow holds the title of Miss Rubber World 2010 and her fashions combine culture and graphic design to bring latex couture to a higher level.
For more information: dawn@dawnamatrix.com 781-290-9491
http://www.dawnamatrix.com
Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen (formerly The Stork Club)
604 Columbus Avenue, Boston MA
Complimentary Admission.
RSVP requested: dawn@dawnamatrix.com

Doors open for dinner at 4:30pm

Reservations for dinner: http://www.opentable.com/darryls-corner-bar-and-kitchen

Fashion Show 10pm
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128462010533902&ref=mf

 


 

 

Wednesday, September 29

 

12NOON

 

Wednesday, September 29

Copley Catwalk – Lunch Time Fashion Show
Copley Place - Center Court

100 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA

Free. Space permitting.

The Copley Catwalk will be a series of fashion shows featuring luxury retailers at Copley Place Mall as well as new faces on the Boston Fashion scene.

RETAILERS: Cache featuring ShoeWoo, Karen Millen, and Elie Tahari

NEW FACE: Laura Kane

 

SPECIAL NOTE:

Legal Sea Foods will be selling boxed lunches for $10 during so that guests can pick up lunch and go directly to the shows at Center Court!

 

 

2-4PM

 

Wednesday, September 29

Neiman Marcus Boston celebrates Glamour by Nite
Neiman Marcus will be hosting a beauty demo and freeze modeling on stage.

Be sure to join us for this hip, elegant event featuring modeling of our exclusive Gown Show with designers Aidan Mattox, Teri Jon, Notte by Marchesa, Badgley Mischka and many more. In addition, learn the art of the smoky eye for Fall 2010 with expert artist Tavi de la Rosa. You'll leave so inspired that staying home any night will no longer be an option"

Copley Place - Center Court

100 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA

Free. Space permitting.

 

 

6PM

 

Wednesday, September 29

Sustainable Style with Stilista

Join Stilista at the fab Charlesmark hotel in Copley Square for an Eco-Conscious fall fashion preview! See all your favorite earth-friendly brands, get green with envy over the new fall collections and sip on some organic and nature inspired cocktails. You know you'll be there - it's only "natural".

6:00 pm

Charlesmark Hotel

655 Boylston Street, Boston MA

Admission: $20

Space is limited, we recommend tickets be purchased in advance.

Purchase tickets now at: http://www.stilistaboston.com/events

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 29

Toast The Past, Present and Future of Vera Wang Boston
Come celebrate Fashion Week at Vera Wang in Boston!
Take a peek at Vera’s Spring 2011 collection while also viewing her timeless styles from previous seasons, as you enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres at our new store location!
Vera Wang Boston
73 Newbury Street, Boston MA
6:00-8pm
RSVP Required: info@verawangboston.com

 

 

■ 8PM

 

Wednesday, September 29th
An Evening of Elegance with Tra Tutti

View and buy designer & vintage consignment from TraTutti.com. Tasting from Cold River Vodka. 20% of all Tra Tutti sales will benefit the MSPCA. Additional $10 donation suggested.
BOND Restaurant | Lounge
The Langham, Boston
250 Franklin Street
8:00 - 10:00 pm
RSVP required: tarryn.prosper@langhamhotels.com

or 617.956.8765

 

 

9:30PM

 

Wednesday, September 29
ABSOLUT FASHION
presented by Rue La La and Salon Marc Harris
Rue La La, Salon Marc Harris and Absolut Vodka will support local Boston designers by presenting an exclusive evening of fashion.
This exciting evening of cutting-edge fashion features designs by Kelly Dempsey, Jeury Rosario, and Andy Jacques Couture. Special presentation by Anthony Ferrara, acclaimed for creating the $500,000 metal mesh dress featured in the Absolut vodka campaign that graced the pages of Vogue magazine in the 1990’s. Models provided by Model Club Fashion.
Doors: 9:30PM
Fashion show: 10:30PM
Complimentary admission before 10:30PM with VIP Invitation.
General Admission $10
The Estate
1 Boylston Place – The Alley, Boston MA
617.351.7000

For guest list info visit The Estate's website:
http://www.theestateboston.com

 

 

10PM

 

Wednesday, September 29

Stuff Magazine After-Party Series at City Bar
City Bar
61 Exeter Street, Boston MA

10pm-12am
Complimentary admission. 21+
http://www.stuffboston.com/fashionweek
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StuffMagazine

 


 

 

Thursday, September 30

 

 

■ 5:30PM

 

Thursday, September 30

An Evening of Timeless Collections 

Presented by Shreve, Crump & Low  and sponsored by Jaeger- LeCultre, Fashion Boston and ECC Life & Style - guests will enjoy the exquisite collection of Swiss watches and the men's Bespoke clothing line from Boston fashion designer Jeff Lahens. 

Shreve, Crump & Low, 

440 Boylston Street, Boston MA

5:30 - 8pm

RSVP required: events@globe.com

 

 

6PM

 

Thursday, September 30

Copley Catwalk – Neiman Marcus Fashion Show

and Boston Common Cocktail Party
Copley Place - Center Court

100 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA

RSVP required rsvp@bostoncommon-magazine.com

Please write 'Neiman Marcus' in subject line.

Or call  617.266.3804. Space is limited.

 

 

Thursday, September 30

L'elite Preview

A preview of the newest couture evening collections from Europe and the US. 

L'elite

121 Newbury St

Boston,MA 02116

6-8PM

RSVP required by September 24th to: evening@lelite.com

 

 

7PM

 

Thursday, September 30

Rising Design Fashion Show

Rising Design, a cooperative of independent Boston fashion designers, presents both fashion-forward and vintage-inspired designs for a unique, one-night only event.

RisingDesignBoston@gmail.com

http://www.Risingdesignboston.com

Mobius 725 Harrison Ave. Boston MA 02118

Ticket price: $10 (available on Facebook page and at the door)

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150392308305090#!/pages/Rising-Design/152106784799983

 

 

 

Thursday, September 30

ARTicle and F.O.B. clothing

UTEC

34 Hurd Street, Lowell MA

7 - 9pm

http://fobsclothing.com

http://www.facebook.com/fobsclothing

 

 

 

Thursday, September 30
The Swapaholics' Boston Fashion Week Sip & Swap

Swapping is the new shopping: Clean out your closets & make room for some new fall favorites -- possibly free -- by joining The Swapaholics at Boston Fashion Week's first clothing swap & wine tasting!
Amy (Punky) Chase: punkystyle@gmail.com
http://www.theswapaholics.com
The Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville MA
$10, more info & registration link at TheSwapaholics.com (tickets go on sale 8/25)
7PM - 10PM
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Swapaholics/301084492011
 

  

10PM

 

Thursday, September 30

Stuff Magazine After-Party Series at Alibi
Alibi
215 Charles Street, Boston MA

10pm-12am
Complimentary admission. 21+
http://www.stuffboston.com/fashionweek
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StuffMagazine

 

 

 

Thursday, September 30

Fashionably Late: Samuel Vartan

Liberty Hotel

215 Charles Street, Boston MA

Complimentary Admission. List closes @ 9pm.
21+
RSVP required to: fashion@libertyhotel.com

 


 

 

Friday, October 1

 

12NOON

 

Friday, October 1

Copley Catwalk – Lunch Time Fashion Show
Copley Place - Center Court

100 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA

Free. Space permitting.

The Copley Catwalk will be a series of fashion shows featuring luxury retailers at Copley Place Mall as well as new faces on the Boston Fashion scene.

RETAILERS: Kenneth Cole, Banana Republic, and Gap

NEW FACES: Victoria Dominguez, and Samira Vargas

 

SPECIAL NOTE:

Legal Sea Foods will be selling boxed lunches for $10 during so that guests can pick up lunch and go directly to the shows at Center Court!

 

 

3PM

 

Friday, October 1

Copley Catwalk - Mila Lilu Children's Fashion Show

Face painting and balloon twisting for children after the show.

Copley Place - Center Court

100 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA

Free. Space permitting.

3pm

 

 

■ 5:30PM

 

Friday, October 1

Museum of Fine Arts - Fashion First Fridays

Indulge in mini-makeovers and enjoy runway looks by Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as raffle prizes, music, and cash bar for visitors 21 and older. Free for MFA members; nonmembers with Museum admission.

Museum of Fine Arts, Koch Gallery

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA

5:30-9:30PM

http://www.mfa.org

 

 

6PM

 

Friday, October 1
Beauty, Fashion & Wellness 

Photography Exhibition and Runway Show
Hosted by Arturo Photographer. Featuring the latest yoga-inspired apparel of Lululemon Athletica.
The Langham, Boston
250 Franklin Street, Boston MA
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Reception and Photography Exhibition in Upper Esplanade
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Lululemon runway show in Wilson Ballroom.
The reception will feature complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres by Executive Chef, Mark Sapienza. Cash bars will also be available.
After the fashion show, feel free to visit BOND restaurant and lounge.
Fund raising event (net proceeds) supporting The Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Tickets Price: $100 front row, $75 at the door, $60 online
To learn more, and tickets please visit: http://www.beautyfashionandwellness.com

 

 

 

Friday, October 1
Simon Fashion Now presents Trends & Friends Night

An evening of fashion, cocktails and bites in the Nordstrom wing.
Linnea Gerrior Lgerrior@simon.com
Burlington Mall, 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington MA
6-9PM
Open to the public.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BurlingtonMall
Check under the event tab.

 

 

7:30PM

 

Friday, October 1

Phenomena 2010 Black Tie Charity Gala
Featuring the Bless By Bless War For Love Fashion Show.
As sassy models in sexy BBB attire strut the catwalk, live rock 'n' roll
guitar riffs split the airwaves, champagne bubbles pop at open bars, love
will fill the air at this charity gala to benefit Christopher's Haven.
Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline, MA
7:30 pm
Creative Black Tie
Tickets: $50 Advance Donation (includes admission, open bar & menu)
Table Reservation $300 (includes 4 tickets, champagne bottle & private table)
http://www.phenomenafoundation.org

 

 

8PM

 

Friday, October 1

Warrior – Daniela Corte Fashion Show

Showcasing the very pieces any urban goddess needs to dial the heat up ten notches.

Mandarin Oriental - Boston
776 Boylston Street, Boston MA

RSVP is required. Contact Boston Common: 617.266.3804

Show starts at 9pm

 

 

 

Friday, October 1

Shubrah- Fall/Holiday 2010 Fashion Show

The fusion of East meets West- Indian organic fabrics meets western silhouettes in Shubrah.com's fall/holiday show. Join our models on the dance floor after the show, dancing to the latest Bollywood hits.

Shubhra@shubhradesign.com

http://www.shubrah.com

Tantric India Bistro

123 Stuart Street, Boston MA

617.367.8742

http://www.tantricgrill.com

$30.00 per person (includes a drink, apps and dancing)

 


 

POST BFW 2010

 


 

 

Saturday, October 2

 

11AM

 

Saturday, October 2
Meet The Designer: Lindsay Phillips

Give your wardrobe a twist for fall with her versatile ne accessories for fall 2010. Lindsay Phillips, the genius behind versatile shoe phenomenon SwitchFlops, reinvents your style once again with her new fall collection.  In the spirit of Lindsay’s accessible approach to fashion,  attendees can mix and match the latest Lindsay Phillips styles to correspond with any outfit and occasion with Lindsay’s input.

The Paper Store of Framingham

Shoppers World
1 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA
adv@thepaperstore.com or 508.879.3142
http://www.thepaperstore.com

11AM – 3PM
Open to the public.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ThePaperStore?v=app_2344061033#!/event.php?eid=147239158628508&index=1


 

 

11:30AM

 

Saturday October 2, 2010
Independent Designer's Market/I.D. Market

Boston's most talented independent artists and designers show and sell their work at this upscale designer market.
Kimberly at idmarketboston@gmail.com or 908.420.1509
http://www.idmboston.com
Ben Franklin Institute of Technology
41 East Berkeley Street, Boston MA
11:30AM - 6:00PM

FREE
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/idmboston

 

 

12 Noon

 

Saturday, October 2
Simon Fashion Now

Enjoy retailer fashion shows from 1-4PM with special designer show at 5PM (see next listing!)
Linnea Gerrior Lgerrior@simon.com

Burlington Mall, 75 Middlesex Turnpike Burlington, MA
12-5PM
Open to the public.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BurlingtonMall
Check under the event tab.

 

 

5PM

 

Saturday, October 2

Wearable Art 2010 MassArt Fashion Exhibition

AND Runway Show featuring Maya Luz of Project Runway 7

5:00PM Runway Show

Burlington Mall, 75 Middlesex Turnpike Burlington, MA
12-5PM
Open to the public.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BurlingtonMall
Check under the event tab.

 

 

6PM

 

Saturday, October 2

Fashion Expose: The Rise of Fashion Spring 2011

Collective show featuring; Sara Marhamo - Boston, Solome Katongole - Washington DC, George Hamilton - England UK, Mataano - NY, Korto Momolu - Project Runway, David Tlale - South Africa, Prajje 1983 - Boston, and more.

Seaport World Trade Center

1 Seaport Lane, Boston MA

6:00-10:00 PM

Admission $25 Available online at http://theriseoffashion-efbevent.eventbrite.com

or http://www.bostonfashionexpose.com

PRESS AND INDUSTRY must RSVP required for press and industry by 9/25:

To Betty Fulton at bfulton@commpromo.com or 617.320.2570

 

 

■ 6:30PM

  

Saturday October 2

Style Dreams by Baku Sunset

Designers, artisans, jewelers, salons, spas, and others will offer attendees a head start on their holiday shopping, while runway models present collections by top designers and world famous brands, paired with amazing artistic performances to set a dream-like atmosphere.

Runway Show Featuring:

Bebe

Sarah Prost for Yellow-Clover

Zack Lo Shoes

Zoya Designs

6:30PM to 7:30PM - VIP & Press Only Backstage "Meet & Greet" Reception

8PM to 10PM - Runway Fashion Show

4PM to 8PM - Pop-up stores vendor display

10PM - 2AM - Exclusive Red Carpet VIP Closing Party at Blu at The Sports Club/LA

Calderwood Pavilion

527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Ticket price: from $35 to $100

http://www.styledreams2010.com/Tickets.html

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BakuSunset

For more information: info@bakusunset.com

http://www.StyleDreams2010.com

 

 

■ 7:30PM

 

Saturday, October 2

Sarian Handbags, Surell Furs, & Area Codes by Joel Storella

Celebrate Boston Fashion Week with a presentation of luxury accessories.

Door: 7:30PM

Show 8:30PM

Splash Ultra Club

150 Kneeland Street

Complimentary admission space permitting.

RSVP required shauntsarian@gmail.com

http://www.shauntsarian.com

 

 

10:30PM

 

Oct 2nd, Saturday
4th Annual Boston Fashion Week Celebration Party

Celebrate this year's most stylish Boston Fashion Week party with the runway models, fashion designers, stylists and photographers that made Boston Fashion Week 2010 possible. Fashion photography trail by selected Fashion Week photographers! Music by DJ ILMADIK, Reaz and Farhan spinning Euro House, Top 40 and Hip Hop. Dress code is Fashionably Chic (black tie optional). Fashion Week's best dressed male and female announced at Midnight and awarded premium gift bags. Must be over 21+ for admission. Hosted By Miss Connecticut 2010. Live Performance by Tamara Rodriguez who was a participant at Quinceanera (Telemundo 2006) and Buscando la Nueva Banda Timbiriche (Televisa 2007) and Singer and Songwriter - Sophia Moon. Other surprises to be announced.
bostonfashion@theSYNERGYevents.com
http://www.theEmergingTrends.com
The Terrace Room at the Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA
10:30PM - 2AM
General Admission at $50, VIP: $400
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SYNERGYboston

 


 

 

Sunday, October 3

 

Sunday, October 3

Here Comes The Bride

This 3rd annual event will be featuring Boston's top wedding vendors along with bridal fashion shows by Vera Wang and L'Elite
Debora Konig, dkonig@simon.com

The Mall at Chestnut Hill,
199 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill MA
12-4PM
Open to the public.

  

 

 

Thursday, October 7

 

 

Thursday, October 7
Design Means Business

Back to the drawing board, not the board room. Now, more than ever, companies are seeking ways to rethink, restructure, and relaunch. In Massachusetts, some companies are catapulting miles ahead of the competition with game-changing products and services. How? Design.
 

An all-day conference that will take place at the headquarters of Reebok International in Canton, MA with generous support from the John Adams Innovation Institute of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. The Design Means Business conference will bring together leaders in both design and business who will share their stories illustrating how design has been the primary factor in the success of the "people, places, and things" that make Massachusetts a hub for design.

 

Register today!
http://www.digma.us/whatwedo/designmeansbusiness

 

 

 

Thursday, October 7
Fall in Love with Fashion.

Live fashion vignettes featuring the latest fall fashions from our great lineup of retailers.
Sherri D'Alessandro 978.531.3441
Northshore Mall, 210 Andover Street, Peabody MA
5-8PM
Open to the public.

 

 

 

Thursday, October 7 
CHIC @W Boston

Hosted by dress diva Yolanda Celluci. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Featuring the Fall/Winter 2010 Fur Collection by Carmen Marc Valvo with shoes by Stuart Weitzman. Maximilian at Bloomingdale's will be offering 10% off the fur collection and 10% to Ovations on Thursday, October 7 and Friday, October 8. In memory of Ovations advocate, Carol Arrick-Wells
W Hotel, 100 Stuart Street, Boston MA
7PM
General Admission: $100
Premium Tickets with Carmen Marc Valvo Meet & Greet: $150
Front Row Runway Tickets with Carmen Marc Valvo Meet & Greet: $500
http://chicfashionshows.com

 

 

 

Thursday, October 14

 

■ 5PM

 

Thursday, October 14

CambridgeSide Galleria’s Passport to Style

CambridgeSide Galleria’s Passport to Style will feature the fall season’s hottest beauty, fashion, fitness, health and travel trends.

The evening will include a feature-length fall fashion show produced by uber-chic stylist Lydia Santangelo of TESstylist; incredible offers, in-store promotions and fashion experiences at your favorite CambridgeSide retailers; a swag Bag featuring gifts and products from mall retailers and event sponsors; freestanding bars offering complimentary drinks and delectable treats for registered event attendees; 100% of ticket proceeds benefit fabulous local charities; and prizes, giveaways, makeovers, massages and more.

CambridgeSide Galleria

100 Cambridge Place, Cambridge MA

5PM to 8PM

For more details or to register visit: http://www.shopcambridgeside.com

 

 

■ 7PM

 

Thursday, October 14
Catwalk for a Cure

A breast cancer charity pink dress fashion show raising money for Susan G. Komen Massachusetts Affiliation for education and research
Contact: Bryan Finocchio at pbroadwayinc@gmail.com or 978.979.1538
http://www.pbroadwayinc.org/catwalk_for_a_cure
The Liberty Hotel
215 Charles Street, Boston MA
7pm
Tickets are $100 and include a signature cocktail created by Honest Tea and passed hors d'oeuvres, silent auction privileges, brief lecture by a local doctor and survivor, and fashion show admission.
Tickets available at http://catwalkforacure.eventbrite.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Catwalk-for-a-Cure/122484474443016?ref=ts
 

   
  Saturday, October 16

■ 6PM

Saturday, October 16
Proxy Apparel's Farm Fashion Show at Codman Farm
Join us for the Farm Fashion Tour, an exhibition of sustainable food and fashion, featuring an ethical fashion show debut of Proxy Apparel's Fall Collection.
http://www.proxyapparel.com
Codman Farm
58 Codman Road, Lincoln MA
5PM doors open
Show at 6PM
Free. RSVP requested: info@proxyapparel.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/proxyapparel?ref=ts

   
 

Monday, October 18

 

■ 5PM

 

Thursday, October 14

Give me Shelter: Second Skin for Extreme Environments?
Monday Night Lecture Series - Fall 2010

Dava Newman: "Second Skin Bio-Suit"
With support from the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts and Trotti & Assoc. Inc., Cambridge, Mass., the BioSuit was developed to provide a ‘second skin’ capability for astronaut performance. Processes such as electrospinning and melt-blowing have been used to develop fibers for the suit. A current mockup uses nylon, spandex and urethane layers with varied properties and electronics incorporated into the suit and helmet materials that can have “smart textile” functions relating to physiology (thermal comfort), communications and spatial orientation. Space suit research can lead to improvements in the quality of life here on earth, too, through advances in orthotics that can help children with cerebral palsy and ‘smart orthoses’ for stroke patients.
 

The Give Me Shelter lecture series draws together speakers from different disciplines to discuss questions such as: How can bodywear function as body extension or to support the human body under unusual conditions such as hot and cold climates? How can we expand the notion of the boundary between the body and environment? What kind of second skin would be required to survive walking through a volcano, living under water, or visiting outer space? How does clothing contribute to the question of the protection of endangered peoples and environments?
 

MIT Bartos Theater
Weisner Bldg (E15) Lower Level
20 Ames Street, Cambridge MA

7-9PM

http://visualarts.mit.edu

The lecture series is free and open to the public. 

 


 

EXHIBITS

 


 

 

August 10th, 2010 - January 17th, 2011

 

Monday, September 27 - Friday, October 1, 2010
Circle of Fashion on the Copley Catwalk

Fashions by design students at the School of Fashion Design will be on display on stage in the Center Court of Copley Place. The exhibit will be up all week, whenever there is not a runway presentation taking place.

http://www.schooloffashiondesign.org

 


 

 

August 10th, 2010 - January 17th, 2011

 

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 - Monday, January 17th, 2011
Avedon Fashion 1944–2000


Richard Avedon was one of the greatest image-makers of the twentieth century. He revolutionized fashion photography with his imaginative, spirited portrayals of the "good life” showing beautiful women wearing extraordinary clothes in irresistible settings, as well as memorable portrayals that are both elegant and reserved. The upbeat spirit and innovative design of his compositions caught the eye of editors and art directors at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue—the primary magazines for which he worked—while his vision of the modern American woman, one of wit, individuality, and fast-lane glamour, captivated the public. His enormous success defined the role of the high-profile fashion photographer that we know today, and many of his images have become icons of photographic history.

Avedon’s career as a fashion photographer is displayed decade by decade in this exceptional traveling exhibition from the International Center of Photography in New York, the first comprehensive survey of Avedon’s fashion photography since 1978.

http://mfa.org/exhibitions/sub.asp?key=15&subkey=10331
http://www.mfa.org

 


 

 

August 31 - September 29


August 31 - September 29
Conor Doherty Fashion: 2009-10

An exhibit of one of Boston’s leading fashion photographers, Conor Doherty. The library is pleased to present his work as the first exhibit in their 2010/11 exhibition season.
Ashland Public Library

Downstairs Picture Gallery
66 Front Street, Ashland, MA
508.881.0134
conorhdoherty@gmail.com
http://www.conordoherty.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Somerville-MA/Conor-Doherty-Photo/61500018591?v=wall&ref=ts

 


 

 

September 12 - October 9, 2010

 

September 12 - October 9, 2010

Wearable Art 2010

30 piece exhibit of MassArt Fashion which includes non-textiles to bridal wear.

Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA

Free, open to the public.

 


 

 

Saturday, September 25th, 2010 - Sunday, June 19th, 2011


Saturday, September 25th, 2010 - Sunday, June 19th, 2011
Scaasi: American Couturier


This exhibition celebrates the designer Arnold Scaasi and the MFA’s recent acquisition of his archive and more than 100 of his designs. Arnold Scaasi, who began his business in New York in the mid-1950s was one of the few New York designers to concentrate on custom-made clothing rather than ready-to-wear. He has designed for the 20th century’s most celebrated artists and most fashionable socialites, including Broadway, TV, and movie stars, such as Arlene Francis, Mitzi Gaynor, Barbra Streisand, Diahann Carroll, Mary Tyler Moore, and Elizabeth Taylor; Palm Beach and New York socialites including Mary Sanford, Ivana Trump, Joetta Norban, Gayfryd Steinberg, and Edna Morris; and First Ladies Mamie Eisenhower and Barbara and Laura Bush. His work has always been synonymous with luxurious materials, exuberant color, and refined silhouettes.

Scaasi became an immediate success upon launching his first ready-to-wear line in 1956. By the end of 1958, he had won the Coty American Fashion Critics Award for best designer of the year and had seen his clothing featured on the covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, all before reaching age 30. Despite his success, the growing emphasis on a youth market and changes on Seventh Avenue caused the designer to stop making ready-to-wear and to focus on his custom clientele. He has said that he preferred working directly with his clients making luxurious and dramatic garments that suited their lifestyles.

“Scaasi: American Couturier” explores the designer’s relationship with his clients and how the garments created for them suited their lifestyles and helped them to establish a strong public image, whether it was the youthful sophistication of Barbra Streisand, the fashionable and always appropriately dressed first lady Mamie Eisenhower, or the extraordinarily beautiful and feminine Elizabeth Taylor. The exhibition will feature several garments made for his most famous client, Barbra Streisand, including the custom-made and now infamous black sequined pantsuit that, under the lights of the Oscar stage, appeared see-through. Also on display will be clothing worn by Arlene Francis, Mrs. Joseph Norban (whose husband was a part owner of the famed nightclub El Morocco), and Mrs. Saul Steinberg, one of New York’s most photographed women during the 1980s and 1990s.

http://mfa.org/exhibitions/sub.asp?key=15&subkey=10440
http://www.mfa.org

 


 

 

September 2010


September 2010
Design Museum

Boston City Hall

One City Hall Square, Boston, MA

Details TBA

http://designmuseumboston.org

 


 

PLAN AHEAD

 


 

 

January 16th - 22nd, 2011

 

January 16th - 22nd, 2011

Style Week Providence

http://www.styleweekprovidence.com