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Though not organized around a central tent this year, there remains a bevy of shows and panels for Boston Fashion Week. Founder Jay Calderin recently published an evolving 2013 schedule, and while several events require guests to fork it over, there are over a dozen more with at most a nominal sum. Here we've collected the can't miss presentations between September 27 and October 5 that are either free or under $30 and open to the public. Which ones have caught your attention?
Friday, September 27: "Le Défilé - A French Fashion Show" starts at 6pm in The French Cultural Center on Marlborough Street and will feature the work of local student designers inspired by French fashion talents old and new. Models will be dolled up by French salon Camille Albane. Tickets run from $10-$22. Contact Kathy Benharris at email@example.com or (508) 208-8860.
Saturday, September 28, Daytime: All day long, MIT will present "Hacking Arts" with a fashion panel from 11:25am to 12:25pm hosted by Jay Calderin, Aubrie Pagano of Bow & Drape, and writer Angela Cravens Chandler. The topic of discussion is "Fashion finds new runways" and $25 student tickets may be purchased here. Also on Saturday at 2pm, there will be a panel at the Boston Public Library Copley branch for teens interested in the fashion industry. Speakers include designer Luke Aaron, Karen Fabbri of Moxie, Courtney Hollands of Boston magazine and more, presented by the School of Fashion Design and moderated by Jay Calderin.
Saturday, September 28, Nighttime: Fashion Group International of Boston presents THE LAUNCH Lens from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the W Hotel, a reception featuring photography from local photographers focused on local designer work including photogs Tracy Aiguier, Joel Benjamin, Sadie Dayton, and Bob Packert with designers Tatiana Tejedor, Sasha Thomas, Carlos Villamil, an Sammi Yang. RSVP requested. Meanwhile, fashion incubator 19th Amendment will host flash fashion shows around town from 5:30pm to 7:30pm with over 20 models, dancers, and DJs, all culminating in a free launch party at Faneuil Hall.
Thursday, October 3: Gregory Paul will show his luxurious collection in the Langham Hotel at The Reserve with a traditional afternoon tea at noon. COUP Boston is hosting, and call (617) 451-1900 to purchase $30 tickets (including tea). Later that evening at 7pm, couture designer Firas Yousif will debut his 2014 bridal and evening couture collection at Lindsey Chapel in the Back Bay, a beautiful setting to take in the last bit of Boston Fashion Week. A block of $20 tickets will be made available to the public and proceeds will be donated directly to the Lindsey Chapel Capital Improvement Fund.
· Boston Fashion Week Is Coming Up, But Won't Involve a Tent [Racked Boston]
· Boston Fashion Week [Official Site]