Boston Fashion Week 2016 (Runway Video Included!)

Boston Fashion Week is officially in full swing! I had the pleasure of attending two of yesterday’s events with students from my Fashion Forecasting class: “What Would Coco Wear?” and “Fashion. Live music. Art. Runway. Exclusive shopping.” (F.L.A.R.E.).

“What Would Coco Wear?” brought current Parisian-inspired runway looks to New England with a single collection presented by TEAM Artist Rep, Ennis Inc., and Anchor Artists agencies. The common themes of the collection included accordion pleated long skirts, sheer panels, excessive adornments, printed silks, fake fur jackets and purses, and oversized dusters in pale colors. The overall vibe echoed from the outfits was a cross between haute couture and street style due to the mixing and matching formal and casual pieces. The show was held in Roche Bobois – a gorgeous French furniture and interior design shop. Check out my two favorite looks from the collection below!

IMG_5709.jpgSeeing as the first show occurred on the skirts of Chinatown, Asian food was on the menu for late lunch/early dinner before the next show. Suishaya was the restaurant of choice and the girls and I pigged out on hot pots and jjajangmyun (so…good…)



“F.L.A.R.E.” showcased collections from five different designers: Bryan Alexis, Chicly Boutique, Sparklle T, Josefa De Silva, and Project Runway’s Nathalia Jmag. Hosted at West End Johnnie’s, the venue had a completely different atmosphere to the prim and proper event earlier in the day. The sun was down and the party people were out! Each collection had a unique feel with themes such as S&M, dolls, and traditional African garb. Nathalia Jmag had the dolly-inspired collection and I absolutely loved it. Platform chunky heels, big teased out hair, dramatic eye makeup, stiff A-line silhouettes, and thigh-high socks were all the rage in Jmag’s runway. This show was such a blast and a great bang for your buck -five shows for under $30 in a fun-filled environment MC’d by ANTM’s Ashley Molina!

The shows were too amazing to describe in words and pictures alone; here’s a small video compilation of the two events: click here!

Boston Fashion Week events are running all week long; for more information, check out the event page

xx Nicole

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