Navigate the Ins and Outs of Boston Fashion Week

Insiders Impart Their With-It Wisdom

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Now that NYC’s celeb-saturated plaid-and-prints parade has faded into that sartorial good night, it’s time to turn our rapture towards Boston Fashion Week. In anticipation of Friday’s kickoff, we asked local style cognoscenti to navigate us through the who, what, and wear. Let the runway games begin.

“I’m most looking forward to all the new, exciting faces showing, taking advantage of all the great offers on the Boston Fashion Trail, and enjoying a week’s worth of photo opportunities at The Tent and around the city. You won’t see me without a camera around my neck.” — Jay Calderin (founder and executive director, Boston Fashion Week)

“I’m psyched to see Emily Muller open The Tent on Saturday. She does incredible handmade ready-to-wear at an accessible price point. I’m also looking forward to Jeff Lahens’s presentation on September 29. He is curating looks from local men’s boutiques with his pieces (detailed, custom men’s blazers and sport coats), proving that men in Boston can dress well.” — Liana Krupp (founder, publisher, and executive editor, NewBrahmin.com)

Stylist Tricks
“Make your favorite cocktail dress work overtime. For a daytime show, pair it with a long, belted cardigan, dangly earrings, and ballet flats or wedges. For a lecture or panel discussion, throw on a fitted blazer and ankle booties. And when you hit an after-party, mix it up with patterned tights, knee-high, supple leather boots, and cuff bracelets on both wrists.” — Maria Vasilevsky (founding partner, Stilista Style Agency)

Shopping List
“This season’s colors are deep reds, mustard browns, and cinnamon. Polka dots are in, from evening wear to ultra casual. Dolman sleeves are back and in everything from dresses to sweaters and tops. They look great over skinny jeans or tapered pants.” — Ann Dingwell (owner, Turtle Boutique)

Boston Fashion Week, Friday through September 30. For a complete list of events and locations, go to bostonfashionweek.com, bostonfashiontrail.com, and thetentatbfw.com.

Photo: Jay Calderin / Courtesy of Boston Fashion Week