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Here's Your Cheat Sheet to Navigating Boston Fashion Week

Simon Doonan has a book signing; Image via <a href="">Barneys</a>
Simon Doonan has a book signing; Image via Barneys

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A couple weeks back we cued you in to our favorite events from the Boston Fashion Week calendar, but since then, many shows and presentations have been added so we figure an update is due. Here is our expanded list of what you need to check out, day by day.

Friday, September 27
Head to The Colonnade for lunch with Marilyn Riseman as she presents clothing from Selahdor and Gregory Paul at Brasserie Jo. Make a reservation the 1:30pm show, 617-425-3240. "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 or (508) 208-8860. Over at BOND, the official BFW kick off party starts at 8pm. Add yourself to the waitlist.

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. From noon to 2pm, head to Barneys to meet Simon Doonan, where he will be signing copies of his new book Asylum. 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.

Monday, September 30
Designer Candice Wu teams up with House of Cach jewelry for an insect-themed collaborative fashion presentation at the W Hotel. The reception is from 7pm to 8pm, with the presentation at 8pm. Request an invite by emailing The Launch designers from Saturday's FGI event will also have a reception at Circle Furniture in the Back Bay, allowing visitors to explore the four designers' 12-piece capsule collection in person. RSVP here.

Wednesday, October 2
From 6pm to 8pm for two nights (Wednesday and Thursday), Copley Place will transform into a runway featuring 23 student designs from MassArt. The event coincides nicely with the current exhibit displaying alternative-material fashion from those same students in the Center Court of the mall. RSVP here. Christina K. Pierce's showroom will also do a two night event at the Revere Hotel, with shows from g. Kim, Venni Caprice, Sefani, and Launch by Susan Young. Request an invite at

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. From 5:30pm to 8:30pm, guys can be fitted for custom apparel at the Arden Reed pop-up Tailor Truck. Make appointments here.

Saturday, October 5
Capping off fashion week is the sixth annual Emerging Trends fashion show, delivering up-and-coming designers from all over the world. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased here.
· 7 Events to Put on Your Boston Fashion Week Calendar [Racked Boston]
· Boston Fashion Week Is Coming Up, But Won't Involve a Tent [Racked Boston]
· Boston Fashion Week [Official Site]