In light of the tent disappearing from this year’s Boston Fashion Week—and the subsequent disappearing of Fashion Night Out—you might be wondering exactly what there is to look forward to at this year’s Boston Fashion Week.
Anyone who attended last years Fashion Night Out knows what an event it was. Mayor Menino shut down Newbury Street for the first time in 15 years so that bands could play in the middle of the street … so could ladies in their 5-inch heels. The night was even deemed “official” by the CFDA and Vogue. With a night so successful no longer in the works, Boston magazine and the Back Bay Association collaborated to bring Bostonians a Back Bay Night Out. The replacement event will take place two weeks before the official start of BFW and include more than 60 businesses in the Back Bay area. [Thu 9.12.12. Back Bay. 5ppm-9pm/all ages/free. @BBonDisplay. facebook.com/backbayondisplay2013]
As for the actual BFW there’s an event for everyone, proving it is still an event to mark on your calendars for this fall.
You can find the full schedule of events at bostonfashionweek.com
Get it while it lasts: Pop-up shop Fashion Bazaar, presented by Oficio Coworking, will be up and popping for one day only, featuring independent designers and their clothing, jewelry, and beauty products. [Sat 10.5.13. 30 Newbury St., 3rd Floor, Boston. 11am-5pm/all ages/free. @myoficio. myoficio.com]
Would you categorize yourself as a fashion blogger, writer, or do you just really enjoy networking? #FashionHubber4Life Networking Social presented by The Fashion Hub is your time to shine. You’re invited to enjoy fashion-themed cocktails, a dessert bar, and go home with a personalized swag bag. (And maybe some great new contacts.) [Thu 10.3.13. Emerald Lounge, 200 Stuart St., Boston. 7pm-9:30pm/21+/$25. @TheFashionHub. thefashionhubupdates.com]
Maybe you have to no idea what you’re talking about when it comes to clothes but you don’t want to feel left out of the BFW buzz. THE HELP presented by Boston and iisesalon is here to your BFW rescue. From hair to wardrobe, the event has professional stylists giving away their secrets—to you! [Thu 10.3.13. iisesalon, 35 Newbury St., Boston. 7pm/all ages/$30. @iiesalon. iisesalon.com]