In magazines, on the street, and even in museums, you may have noticed Boston is making an effort to re-fashion itself, producing style icons, glitzy runway shows and established designers. It's a moment to celebrate as Boston Fashion Week launches this weekend and marks its 20th anniversary.
Jay Calderin is the founder and executive director of Boston Fashion Week.
There are plenty of Boston Fashion Week events that you can attend for free:
Fashion & Freedom, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m., Globe Bar & Cafe, 565 Boylston St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. RSVP: Browse bags from anti-human trafficking nonprofit Nomi Network, eco-friendly makeup brand Ferro Cosmetics and photos from Esther P Chen Photography.
Copley Catwalk Series, Center Court, at 100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Caramelo Clothing Co. co-owner and designer Tatiana Tejedor
Science of Style: Designing Fashion with Tech Elements, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m., 299 Newbury Street, Boston, RSVP: Performance menswear brand Ministry of Supply’s co-founders discuss how they’ve used their MIT educations to incorporate technology into their dress shirts and socks.
Girl’s Night Out at Chestnut Hill Mall, Thursday, Oct. 9, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 199 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill: Get a fashion, beauty and nutrition advice, and enter to win prizes.
Fashion 101: Teen Talk, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m., Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St.: Boston Fashion Week founder Jay Calderin moderates this panel, sponsored by the School of Fashion Design, that includes the following local style big-wigs:
EXPRESSION: The Faces of Boston Fashion, Saturday, Oct. 11, 8:30 p.m., The W Hotel, 100 Stuart St, Boston, RSVP: The Stylist Closet & Fashion Group International of Boston present the closing-night cocktail party and exhibit of 200 portraits of Boston fashion movers and shakers, taken by 10 photographers.