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Boston Fashion Week 2016 Rewind

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Local designers showed up to showcase their creations at the local fashion industry event. Similarly to other fashion capitals,  this was a week filled with fashion shows, lectures and exhibits. I was lucky enough to attend several events. This afforded me the opportunity to become familiar with a bevy of local designers; in addition to a chance to gab with industry people and fashion lovers alike.

Here is a recap of a few of the shows I attended and the designs I enjoyed the most.

VOGE Fashion Runway Show @ Bond (Langham Hotel) 

VOGE Fashion Runway is known for producing runway shows that connect designers with consumers. The event was hosted by America’s Next Top Model alum, Chris Hernandez. This show encompassed an array of artistry captured in each designer’s collection. There was a wide range of fashion showcased, from knits to vibrant and meditative designs, edgy street wear and swimwear. Coming up soon on Chic Beat you’ll see interviews with fashion designers Rimma Zaika – Veksler and Irina Gorbman. Zaika – Veksler’s designs are truly one of a kind. She pays homage to her European roots in her collection through her ornate woven wares. While Gorbman gave us a sneak peek at her collection Ballerina, which was inspired by her paintings. These designs were lively, expressive and full of life.

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Angelica Timas @ the Old South Church

This Show won hands down for best venue. The historic and beautiful church offered a dramatic backdrop for the show. Boston-based designer, Angelica Timas closed out Boston fashion week with a visually and aesthetically captivating show. The minimalistic yet haute designs embodied my dream wardrobe. They incorporated Timas’ signature aesthetic by the use of asymmetry and color. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing the talented designer. You can read it here to learn more about her collection.

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Provida Fashions @ West End Johnnies

This show is where all the cool kids showed up to support local designers and boutiques. Provida Fashions, specializes in coordinating fashion forward events. They did not disappoint with their BFW show; which was hosted by the lovely Ashley Molina (another ANTM alum). Among the group of talented designers was season 15 Project Runway contestant, Nathalia JMag. The unspoken theme of the night was female empowerment. All of the collections showcased bold and fearless designs. I have to give props to the beautiful and brave models who held their own on the runway. They all looked stunning.

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The week was a blur and went by so fast. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Boston Fashion Week 2017. Luckily, I have fond memories from this year to hold me over until then 🙂

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