New York Fashion Week is a life a goal. I don’t know in what capacity I want to be a part of NYFW but somehow, someday, it’s happening. In the meantime, I am very fortunate to live in a city that prioritizes the arts and hosts many events for Boston Fashion Week. This year I was able to catch an event and three exhibits.
Hand of Fashion
The Hand of Fashion was the first Boston Fashion week event I have ever been too. Local fashion artisans featured their work and the craftsmanship that goes into creating their garments or accessories. These designers oozed passion for their work and the fashion industry. It was very hard to walk away without a Kent Stetson bag – fringe was everywhere! One of the designers demonstrated the craftsmanship that goes into constructing a bowtie by hand. This demonstration was the most interesting because it reminded me how much labor, talent and thought goes into every product we select.
Viewing the student collections from Mass Art was inspiring, I want so badly to take an art class and to learn how to create art like this. These students are incredibly talented. The red dress made out of hand dipped coffee filters is the one I would pick for a red carpet look.
Engaged Body Exhibition featuring Rapid Jewelry Collection
I learned all about 3D printing at this exhibit. The Origami Ruff was so fragile and felt like a sand dollar. I know, I should have been looking with my eyes, not my hands. But, this work is so original and the tools used to create this artwork is so technologically advanced, I couldn’t help but explore it visually and physically. The jewelry designs, especially the ring is just my taste, these pieces would complement so many of my outfits. The combination of architecture and culture is so influential in fashion design. This exhibit was unique and interesting because it made me think about the construction and origin of fashion trends before these concepts even get to the runway or clothing rack.
Nagoya Boston Artwork Exchange
This is an annual exhibit is hosted at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The MFA studio art classes in Boston and at the sister location in Nagoya, Japan, partner to create a collection of fashion inspired projects. I loved seeing fashion interpreted and present through a young mind. This reflects the creativity of future generations and is a sneak peek at what the fashion industry can expect from rising talent.
I am really looking forward to next year. Now that I have a taste of what Boston Fashion Week has to offer I know I need to dedicate more time to this event in 2016. See you next year Boston Fashion Week!