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Boston Fashion Week Is Coming Up, But Won't Involve a Tent

Say bye to this tent! Image via <a href=";set=a.10150826182182802.502026.87794597801&amp;type=1&amp;theater">BFW</a>/Facebook
Say bye to this tent! Image via BFW/Facebook

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This September is looking to be a bit different than those of recent years in Boston's fashion scene. We took a blow with the nationwide Fashion's Night Out cancellation (though it's looking like some Back Bay people are stepping up to the plate) and next month Boston Fashion Week will not be anchored by an official tent. Let's not forget though that Jay Calderin has been at the helm of this grassroots tradition since 1995—and just because Newbury Street won't be closed off and the Mandarin Oriental won't have "The Tent" doesn't mean we can't celebrate the city's style.

Scheduled for September 27 to October 5, the 2013 local fashion week will be spread across Boston's nightlife venues and hotels in the same manner defining most of its pre-2011 existence. Did Boston Fashion Week lose its mojo or is this a more flexible arrangement for designers and viewers? Does the fact that there's not a central runway help or hurt the community? Discuss in the comments.
· No more Tent at Boston Fashion Week [The Names Blog]
· There May Be No FNO, But There Will Be Back Bay Night Out [Racked Boston]
· Boston Fashion Week [Official Site]