Celebrate Boston Fashion Week with Platform Downtown Events
There will be three Platform Downtown events and a gallery exhibit.
Opening Night Party for Boston Fashion Week
The Opening Night Party for Platform Downtown at Boston Fashion Week will feature artist Holly Nichols and designer Denise Hajjar. Tickets cost $20 (price of admission includes one drink ticket). This event is from 7 to 11 pm.
Nichols will be creating live sketches during "It Starts With a Sketch." Nichols will only be doing 14 sketches and five lucky people will be chosen to be sketched and keep their sketch. Nichols will be doing sketches from 7:30 to 8:30 pm and 9 to 10 pm. Nichols has created fashionable illustrations and artful campaigns for TRESemmé, Saks Fifth Avenue, Disney, Living Proof and more. Her work is sold internationally and she works with corporate clients to create fashion and beauty illustrations for campaigns, live-sketch events and more. Today, she uses artist-quality illustration markers to hand-sketch garments with love from her studio just south of Boston.
The Denise Hajjar fashion show will be from 8:30 to 9 pm featuring models from Model Club and Dynasty Models and Talent. Hajjar has designed costumes for television, theater, commercials and movies. Her clothes have been worn by celebrities, news anchors, and politicians while attending prestigious events and award programs such as the Tonys, Emmys and Oscars. She is very proud that all her clothes are cut and sewn in Massachusetts.
There will be a fashion gallery throughout the duration of the event for all to enjoy. And there will be a Pop-up Shop from 7 to 10 pm. There will also be signature cocktails by Wanderlush and light bites.
"What Would Coco Wear?"
"What Would Coco Wear?" is a Platform Downtown at Boston Fashion Week event that will provide a behind-the-scenes look of stylists as they work with models from Model Club and Dynasty Models and Talent on wardrobe, hair and makeup.
"What Would Coco Wear?" is featuring the Patrice Vinci Salon and Team Artist Representative wardrobe stylists as they create runway worthy looks. There will be informal modeling inside Roche Bobois and a red carpet outside showcasing French fashion styles of what Coco Chanel would wear today.
This is a free event, but space is limited so please register in advance. This event is at Roche Bobois (2 Avery St.) from 1 to 3 pm.
GlamSlam #Fashion Stories is a Platform Downtown at Boston Fashion Week event. Similar to a poetry slam, GlamSlam will feature 10-minute stories from inside the fashion world. Hear stories from writers, designers, stylists and more, as they tell their tales of working with famous designers and models, successes and calamities. It will surely be an entertaining event!
Designers David Joseph and Jonathan Joseph Peters, knitwear designer Dylan Usher, social lifestyle editor Erica Corsano and fashion icon Yolanda Cellucci are scheduled to speak.
This is a free event, but space is limited so register in advance to reserve your spot. This event is at Central Bistro (34 Summer St. 2nd Floor) from 7 to 9 pm.
Photographe De Mode Fashion Photography Exhibit by Tracy Aiguier
Fashion photographer Tracy Aiguier's photos for Platform Downtown will be on display at the Lafayette City Center Passageway for free during open hours for the passageway. Aiguier's photos were taken in Downtown Crossing locations and feature local fashion designers' fashions, including Luke Aaron, Jessica Abernathy, Gina Dewolfe, Daniel Faucher, Alfred Fiandaca, Denise Hajjar, David Josef, M. Miller Fur & Ski, Jeffrey Nichols, Jonathan Joseph Peters, Sarah Proust, Alan Rouleau, Kent Stetson, Dylan Usher and Firas Yousif.
The passageway is located between Macy's and Avenue de Lafayette and is open 6 am to 10 pm Monday through Friday; 8 am to 11 pm on Saturday; and 8 am to 8 pm on Sunday. This is a free exhibit open to the public.