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                                             OCTOBER 1-7, 2017


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Be a part of Boston Fashion Week's
efforts to bring the community together
around positive ideas and experiences!


The dates for the 23rd annual Boston Fashion Week are:

Sunday, October 1 thru Saturday, October 7th

#BosFW17

Read more about how to participate or attend
in the F.A.Q. section in the right-hand column below.

 
 

 
REGISTER

for the OPEN RUNWAY
 
Thursday, May 18th


(rain date: Friday, May 19th)


on The Steps, right next to Millennium Tower
in Downtown Crossing!

 

 

Using the same premiss as an open mic night for singers or comedians, OPEN RUNWAY will provide an opportunity for local fashion designers to show their creations directly to the public.


Fashion designers at every stage of their careers (that includes student fashion designers) are invited to participate in this open air fashion show in Downtown Crossing. There is no fee to participate. There is no fee to attend.

Jay Calderin, the Founder and Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week, will serve as host of OPEN RUNWAY.

If you're interested in being one of the designers featured on the OPEN RUNWAY, fill out the online application and reserve your spot.
 
REGISTER HERE:
OPEN RUNWAY
   

 



 
 
As part of Boston Fashion Week’s ongoing commitment to provide a platform for new fashion talent we will be spending the months leading up to the week identifying The 17 new faces that should be on every fashionable Bostonian’s radar. The 17 will benefit from direct interactions with leading fashion professionals and will be featured at the official opening night event of this year’s Boston Fashion Week on Sunday, October 1, 2017.


To be considered a designer must:

         
1) be in school or working less than 3 years as a fashion design professional

2) have a selection of works that highlights their skills and vision

3) be based in New England

4) have an online presence that includes an Instagram feed and a Facebook page where examples of their work can be found (websites and blogs are optional)
 
5) be interested in mentorship opportunities with leading fashion professionals representing various parts of the industry (design, photography, makeup, hair, etc.)

6) be available to show their work on the evening of Sunday, October 1st

The goal of the selection process is to find a diverse group of 17 fashion designers that represent varied categories within the industry, and will be based on the quality and creativity of the work, a distinctive online presence, and a professional attitude.

The selection process will be overseen by Boston Fashion Week
with input from a panel of regional fashion industry professionals.


There is no application or fee, but any designer who meets the criteria
and wants to be considered may submit their information online at:

http://bostonfashionweek.com/The17.html

Please note that designers will not be contacted
unless they are in the running to be one of The 17.
 
 

 
 

 
Platform Downtown
, the initiative led by Terri Mahn and Downtown Boston BID has committed to hosting the official opening night event. That event will introduce and celebrate The 17 - more on that below!

As always, the official opening night event will be designed to bring the local industry and the general public together to kick off Boston Fashion Week in style, and in the spirit of community.
 
Save the date: Sunday, October 1st
 
   

In addition to the official opening night festivities, Platform Downtown will be bringing back #GlamSlam, a storytelling event that allows local fashion professionals to share significant moments in their careers. The speakers last fall tugged at our heartstrings, made us laugh, inspired us, and most importantly showed us how meaningful and rewarding the work we do can be. We’re looking forward to another powerful evening of fashion stories. Date TBA.
 
 

 

■ on exhibit

  


02-18-17 thru 07-02-17

 


WOW® World of WearableArt TM

For the last 25 years, New Zealand has hosted an annual design competition that challenges sculptors, costume designers, textile artists and makers of all stripes to explore the boundary between fashion and art, and to "get art off the walls and onto the body." The WOW® World of WearableArt
TM competition is the country's largest art event and each year it culminates in a live runway show for winners in front of an audience of 50,000. WOW® World of WearableArt TM - the exhibition - presents 32 ensembles the competition's most unique, spectacular and outlandish wearable artworks. Expertly crafted in a range of materials, from wood and aluminum to fiberglass and taxidermy, these creations celebrate lavish creativity and push the limits of wearability. PEM is the exclusive U.S. east coast venue for this interactive and theatrical exhibition.

Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square
161 Essex Street

Salem MA 01970

Learn more:

http://bit.ly/2cjDbpH

 



WATCH Boston Fashion Week's Founder + Executive Director,

Jay Calderin discuss World of WearableArt at the

Peabody Essex Museum with Jared Bowen on WGBH's Open Studio.


http://bit.ly/2nJC2fz


 
                        







 

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■ about boston fashion week


Boston Fashion Week was founded as a civic initiative 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. This approach has also begun to attract the interest of national and international designers who are looking to connect authentically with a Boston audience.

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. The public is invited to become active participants in the local fashion community by supporting local style makers during Boston Fashion Week and throughout the rest of the year.

  

 


 

 
■ f.a.q.
 
how to participate in BFW17


Any individual or organization that is interested and able to put together a 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.

In addition to the many independent events taking place throughout the Metro-Boston area and beyond, Boston Fashion Week produces a series of industry and public events/programs designed to tie the week together and increase the visibility of the week as a whole in the press and public eye.

Please note that our online calendar will continue to serve as an umbrella for events scheduled both before and after the official lineup between October 1-7, 2017. We welcome any fashion related event listings taking place during the Boston fashion season (September thru December 2017).
 

All event listings must be submitted through our online form:

BFW17 Event Listing Form

 
We ask that designers do not contact Boston Fashion Week regarding participation in group events unless we have posted a specific opportunity on this site, via email or through social media channels.


■ models, stylists, hair/makeup,
photographers, volunteers/interns
media, and press


Access to and involvement in most of the events throughout the week remains completely at the discretion of the designers and event producers involved. We ask that models, stylists, hair/makeup professionals, photographers, and volunteers/interns do not contact Boston Fashion Week regarding participation unless we have posted a specific opportunity on this site, via email or through social media channels.

Each of the BFW17 calendar listings will include contact information for participating designers/businesses/organizations. Media, models, stylists, hair/makeup professionals, photographers, and volunteers/interns may contact participants directly to offer their services.

Media/Press: Any requests for interviews or information about Boston Fashion Week as a whole, may be sent to
bostonfashionweek@gmail.com. Please include BFW17 MEDIA INQUIRY in the subject line. Please also be sure to include the specific details of your request in the body of the email. We will do our best to reply to all requests in a timely manner.

If you are a media outlet looking for access to events during BFW17 please see previous paragraph, and note that there will be no all-access passes. Access to most of the events throughout the week remains completely at the discretion of the designers and event producers involved. Please contact designers/event producers directly using contact information provided in listings.
 
 
■ how to attend BFW
 
Due to the volume and diversity of events offered during Boston Fashion Week every years there is no all access ticket available. Each event listing will provide descriptions, basic logistics and links to more detailed information as well as ticketing instructions.

Be sure you've subscribed to the Boston Fashion Week e-list at the top of this page, and follow us via our social media channels! 



If you are a media outlet looking for access to events during BFW17 please see previous paragraph, and note that there will be no all-access passes. Access to most of the events throughout the week remains completely at the discretion of the designers and event producers involved. Please contact designers/event producers directly using contact information provided in listings.