Boston Fashion Week 2010

Darling, you wouldn't even dream of missing Boston Fashion Week 2010 as it struts through the city from September 24 through October 1. But the schedule of events can be overwhelming, and the last thing you need is to be all dressed up with no idea about where to go. Don't leave it to chance--follow our guide for the top five events celebrating local talent, prints and patterns and the timeless dilemma of what to wear. (Photo: Courtesy of the Swapaholics)

Updated: September 10, 2010

Editor's Picks: Boston Fashion Week 2010


Beehive Restaurant

541 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

[Thursday, Sept. 23, 5pm-8pm, free] What is freedom without fashion? For one night, trade the historic Freedom Trail for the festive Boston Fashion Trail, a collaboration of shops, salons, spas and restaurants that celebrate Boston Fashion Week with special offers and promotions. RSVP to press@beehiveboston.com for the Beehive's kick-off gala on Thursday with complimentary passed hors d'oeuvres and a specialty cash bar.


Museum Of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

[Saturday, Sept. 25] What do Barbra Streisand, Mary Tyler Moore and Elizabeth Taylor all have in common? Find out at designer Arnold Scaasi's exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts starting Saturday, Sept. 25. Gawk at more than 100 pieces of his custom-made clothing and revel in the celebrated designer's archive.


Boston Center For Adult Education

122 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116

[Sunday, Sept. 26, 2pm-5pm, $25] Looking beyond the horizon of established designers and hackneyed fashion photographs? Peer into the new cutting edge of five aspiring designers and photographers at LAUNCH 2010. Call in advance to reserve spot.


Mantra

52 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111

[Monday, Sept. 27, 6pm-8pm, free] Rub elbows with illustrious talent and grab a couture cocktail: meet with local up-and-coming designers as they showcase their work at Pecha Kucha Night at Mantra.


Center for Arts at the Armory

191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

[Thursday, Sept. 30, 7pm-10pm, $10] According to The Swapaholics, swapping is the new shopping. Drop by The Swapaholics' Boston Fashion Week Sip & Swap event to rid yourself of those pants that are sooooo 2007, and grab some new ones while you're at it. Sip on some wine and then gear up for the afterparty at Highland Kitchen at 10:30pm.