Boston Fashion Week

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Boston Fashion WeekWhile  Boston may not be the fashion epi-center that New York likes to think it is, Boston has more than its share of youthful, innovative, creative and out-of-the norm designers that bring new notions to the runway. And, as anyone who has taken a mid-day stroll down Newbury Street knows, Bostonians love to don their fashion – from high, to art to street.

Started in 1995, Boston Fashion Week has grown little by little and bit by bit every year since and this year there seems to be A LOT to do.  From free fashion advice, to expensive charity galas and all after parties and runways in between, if you have a fix for fashion you’re sure to get your fill this week.

Fashion officially runs now through October 2nd though many activities linger on well past the final day of the week. Highlights include:

Saturday 9/26
Meet the Designer presented by Luna Boston and a Weekly Affair
Stop by Luna Boston (205 Newbury St., Boston) from 6p-8p to meet Creative Director Andrew Cotton of LA’s Linea Pelle handbag label. Shop the lines new fall collection, enjoy complimentary Hypnotiq cocktails and beauty tips from Lux Lash. RSVP at events@lunaboston.com

Drea Designs Couture Fashion Show, sponsored by Stuff Magazine
This fashion endeavor is free to the public, with donations being accepted at the door for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Doors are at 8p at Vinalia (101 Arch St./34 Summer St. Boston). Visit Drea Design Couture for more information.

Sunday 9/27
The Launch, presented by The Fashion Group International of Boston
For those of you that like to be keyed into the next great thing before everyone else hears it, come and see the up and coming fashion talent in Boston. Designers being featured include Millie Bautista, Pavlina Gilson, Nara Paz, Eddi Phillips, and Elena Sanders. the event takes place form 3p-5p at the Boston Center for Adult Education ( 122 Arlington St., Boston). Tickets are $25. Visit Boston FGI for more details.

Monday 9/28
Remix: The Stylists Closet

Boston stylist Terry Mahn takes vintage from a new vantage point giving you new perspective on older gems. Proceeds from the event benefit the Dress for Success charity organization. The event takes place from 8p-11p at Hotel 140 (140 Clarendon St., Boston) with a suggested donation of $5. RSVP to thestylistclosetevents@rocketmail.com. Limited capacity.

Wednesday 9/30
Stilista|Awards and Fall Style Fix to benefit the MSPCA
One part awards show (the first of what promises to be an annual event), one part fall collection shopping shin dig (shop the latest looks from Luna Boston, Amelia Rose and Lila P.) and one part party (drink, cupcakes and DJ tunes) – this is the best mix and match fashion week has to offer. $20 to get in, the event is hosted by Emerge Spa (275 Newbury St., 4th Floor, Boston) 6p -830p. Be sure to check out the spa roof deck! RSVP to Stilista Boston

Now through Saturday, 10/10
MassArt: Wearable Art Showcase

For those who need a fashion fix beyond the week long events, experience over 30 creative fashion designs using a variety of textiles and non-textiles to create day and evening wear as well as refined tailored coats. All the design on display at the Burlington Mall (75 Middlesex Turnpike, Upper Level, Burlington) were chosen from over 200 designs created by Massachusetts College of Art and Design Fashion Department’s fashion students this year.

MassArt: Wearable Art Showcase

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