In the midst of the summer heat, and baseball season, the iconic men’s magazine, GQ released a list of what it considered to be the least fashionable cities in the country. While there were some shockers (Manhattan at #5) and some not so shocking (Salt Lake City at #8), Bostonians everywhere were a bit miffed to find that this city of champions had once again found themselves in the number one position–as a city of fashion flubbers.
The author of the list cited Beantown for its propensity for sportswear and college dorm apparel, going so far as to say that “the worst fashion ideas from across the country flow there, stagnate, and putrefy.” Hoping to help change the opinions of the staff at GQ and its readership, the 2011 Boston Fashion Week is going to be better than its ever been.
For the first time since its inception, Boston Fashion Week will be erecting a tent in the Prudential Center plaza, where all of the fashion shows will be taking place. In addition to the fabulous fashions from Boston’s best designers that will be slinking and sashaying down the catwalk, there is a wide array of after-parties and other swanky events happening all around the city. For many of these events, the festivities will be caught on camera by Dirty Water TV, New England’s only nightlife focused TV show, which airs every Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. on NESN.
The fun doesn’t even stop once fashion week is officially over. A number of post-fashion week events will continue on into the month of October, including the annual Catwalk for a Cure fashion show. Created to support breast cancer charities, this fashion event supports The Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure by raising money for breast cancer research and education. The show features professional and student designers from around the Greater Boston area. This special event joins Boston area celebrities and models with breast cancer survivors and medical professionals on the runway. Fashions will be shown from the collections of Candice Wu, Drea Couture, Julie Kontos, Nicole Herzog, and Wesley Nault, a contestant from season 5 of the Emmy winning reality competition show, “Project Runway,” and already counts Kim Kardashian fans of his work.
For more information on Boston Fashion Week, including a schedule of events, check out their website. DIrty Water TV is also available on Comcast ON DEMAND as well as on their website. Boston Fashion Week officially kicks off September 22, and lasts through September 30.