Ohhh, Boston Fashion Week. We’re not exactly sure why or how it got scheduled at the exact same time as the much bigger deal that is New York Fashion Week, but it doesn’t really seem like that was the best decision. If Boston had taken an unoccupied week for its fashion festival, it could have gotten a lot more attention, but we fear that next week, the fashionistas of the world will all be pondering which New York collections are best (we’re partial to Marchesa and Rachel Comey so far). Sigh.
Although BFW is not operating at full steam, there’s still a good deal of fun and excitement to be had at the week’s events. Most pertinently to our purposes, there seem to be after parties each and every night of the week, most of which seem to be free if you email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our picks for the best include the shindig at Great Bay on Friday the 14 (it follows a ModelBoston event, so pretty people will be in attendance) and the do at 33 Restaurant & Lounge on Thursday the 13, which will feature both a fashion show by Kater Hall and the DJ stylings of Enrique Florendo. The full schedule may be found on the Boston Fashion Week website. Get excited!