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Emerging Fashion Trends 2011 – New England’s Biggest Fashion Show, Boston Fashion Week on the Map for Innovative Fashion Shows and Fashion Designs

Boston Fashion Week

Boston Fashion Week

The 2011 Emerging Trends, a unique fashion event committed to advancing the fashion industry’s exceptional emerging designers, will be held in Boston, MA on September 24th, 2011. This event is a dedicated effort to aid the Boston fashion community in developing its reputation known for innovation and creativity.
Boston Fashion Week Sponsors 2010

Boston Fashion Week Sponsors 2010

The 2008, 2009, and 2010 Emerging Trends events demonstrated great success for participating designers and sponsors including former Project Runway contestants Jerry Tam, Maya Luz and Keith Lissner (The Fashion Show, Bravo TV). Expecting to generate 500+ attendees, we hope to further our achievements for the 2011 event. This event is an incredible opportunity for emerging designers from all over the world to showcase their designs to a variety of sponsors, buyers, press and media, as well as gain extensive exposure on the east coast.

Boston Fashion Week Show Bride

Boston Fashion Week Show Bride

The SYNERGY Events aims to provide a vehicle for promising designers to reveal their collections to an upscale audience. Attendees consist of community members interested in developing Boston Fashion Week on a larger scale, as seen in other cities such as New York and Los Angeles.

Boston Fashion Week Show Mandarin Orental

Boston Fashion Week Show Mandarin Oriental

Calling all fashion designers in the northeast: Boston Fashion Week is looking for a headlining designer for this year’s fourth annual Emerging Trends 2011 show. According to organizers, this event is a dedicated effort to help Boston’s fashion community develop a reputation for innovation and creativity.

Boston Fashion Week Innovative Design

Boston Fashion Week Innovative Design

Fashion bloggers have remarked that Boston’s show in the past has been particularly helpful for getting emerging designers off the ground, offering a place for them to network and present their work to fashion industry leaders. They expect well over 500 people this year.

Boston Fashion Week Show Lingerie La Perla

Boston Fashion Week Show Lingerie La Perla

Organizers of the event are looking for a headlining designer with a full line of 15 looks, and are also looking for accessory designers to collaborate with. According to their website, the starting runway package will cost you $1250 and booths are priced at $750. The runway package fee includes models, hair, makeup, video footage, and photography.

Boston Fashion Week Show

Boston Fashion Week Show

Interested in purchasing a ticket for the event, which is slated for 8pm on September 24th? Keep checking in on the Boston Fashion Week 2011 website, where ticket will be available for purchase.

You can check out some videos from previous Emerging Trends Shows below in 2010:

The Emerging Trends Fashion Show

Maria Hamilton’s and Crystal Noe (Collaborator/clothing Designer) at the Emerging Trends Fashion Show 2010 at the Park Plaza Castle in Boston, MA – created at http://animoto.com
Boston Fashion Week 2010 –  Shows & Interviews
 The Emerging Trends 2010 – Runway Show at Boston Fashion Week
The Emerging Trends 2010 – Runway Show
Falling Into Fashion: Boston Fashion Week 2010 (Part 1)
WEBN had the inside scoop at this year’s Boston Fashion Week. Executive Producer: Kayla Harrity
Falling Into Fashion: Boston Fashion Week 2010 (Part 2)
WEBN had the inside scoop at this year’s Boston Fashion Week. Executive Producer: Kayla Harrity
Rising Designs at Boston Fashion Week 2010
Boston Fashion Week 2010

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Fashion Tip! – How to Plan a Fashion Show

Karolina Kurkova Model Karolina Kurkova walks the runway during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show held at the Kodak Theatre on November 16, 2006 in Hollywood, California. The show will be broadcast December 5, 2006 on CBS.

A fashion show can be a great way to raise money for charity or to promote the clothing that you sell at your place of business.  Fashion shows are fun for those participating and those watching alike.  But if you’ve never organized a fashion show before, it may seem overwhelming.  Don’t worry, if you take things step by step, you’ll be well on your way to organizing your own fashion show.

[1.] Reserve a venue.

The first thing you need is a place to have your fashion show.  This can be almost anywhere, depending on your goals.  You don’t need a raised catwalk to have a good fashion show.  You could use a bolt of fabric as a “red carpet effect” or even just tape out your models’ path with masking tape.  Your venue could be anything from your place of business to a park to the local high school auditorium.  Just make sure you have a solid date so you will be able to advertise.

[2.] Find some models.

Steps two and three might flip flop depending on what you have.  If you own a business that sells dresses, you will likely want to find models before dresses, since it’s likely that you will have access to many different styles and sizes of the clothing you want to show anyway.  Casting models first allows you to get the looks of the girls you want all lined up.  Models can be anything from paid professionals to local girls to somewhere in between.  You can probably find a lot of interested girls just through your network of people in the town, but if not radio and newspaper ads may find some – you can try putting in an announcement at the local high school as well.

[3.] Choose your clothing.

If you are running a fashion show for a charity, you will likely have to select the dresses you want in the show from your stock first, and then look for models who will fit those dresses (or other clothes).  If you have more leeway than that, though, try to select dresses that will move well when they are walked in, that have colors that will look great under lights, and that show a variety of the stock you offer.

The last thing to do is to prepare and set the mood for your fashion show.  Advertise like there is no tomorrow, especially in and around the high school.  If you are having the show at your place of business, try offering a sale to bring in more potential customers.  Add some great music, and don’t forget to have fun!

Source: Helium.com by Aisling Ash

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How to Solicit Loaner Clothing for Fashion Shows

Ask local designers to lend you clothing for your fashion show.

Ask local designers to lend you clothing for your fashion show.

Fashion shows are social events which are gaining popularity in many communities as an opportunity to raise funds for local charities and philanthropic organizations. Organizing one of these events requires stamina, an eye for fashion and attention to detail. One of the main tasks in organizing a fashion show is identifying what designers, stores and clothing styles you want to feature. Beyond that you need to solicit loaner fashions for your models to wear as they strut down the runway. Here are some tips to assist you as you undertake requisitioning loaner clothing.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Instructions

Things You’ll Need:

  • List of local designers and boutiques
  • Fashion magazines
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    Research styles, designers and individual garment types. Decide on a theme early in the planning stages of the event to help guide you in selecting garments. If you plan to requisition garments from local boutiques it is helpful to visit the stores in question and take notes on specific garments and/or designers you’re interested in featuring in your show.

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    Identify the decision maker at each boutique (usually a manager or owner). Make a note of her name, position, email address and work phone number. If you are contacting designers individually you should compile the same information. Coordinate your notes on garments so that they correspond with the information on owners, managers or designers so that you have a clear idea of what you’ll be asking each individual to contribute.

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    Write an “elevator pitch” for your event. An elevator pitch is a brief summary of who, what, when, where and why for a product or event that can be “delivered in the time it takes an elevator to go from the top floor of a building to the lobby.” Typically, an elevator pitch should be no longer than one minute long and should highlight the salient points of why your event is important and what the benefit will be for the boutique owner/manager or designer to participate.

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    Phone each decision maker. Personal contact is essential in creating a good rapport with someone you do not know. Briefly explain your purpose for the call and what you’re seeking. Identify garments and specific designers you’re interested in showing. Ask directly if you can count on her participation in your fashion show.

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    Negotiate the terms of the contribution. Do you need the designer or boutique owner to deliver the garments to a specific place or to style the models in the garment on the day of the show? You should also discuss if the clothing items are a donation or if they will be returned. If you’re returning them, you’ll need to discuss if your organization will need to have them dry cleaned after the show. Get a loosely structured verbal agreement before you end the call. Take lots of notes and let the decision maker know you’ll follow up via email.

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    Email each decision maker immediately after your conversation. Outline the details of your agreement as discussed in your phone call. Make sure to highlight where the clothing is to be dropped off or who will pick it up and what date that will happen. Include your personal phone number so that the decision maker can contact you with additional questions or concerns.

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    Follow up via phone a week or two before your event with each designer or boutique owner/manager to remind him or her that the show is coming up.

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    Follow through on the details of your agreement. If you’ve promised advertising in the program or tickets to the show, make sure to get those details sorted out well in advance. After the show ensure that all garments are returned to the proper place and are cleaned or packaged to the specifications in your agreement.

Original Source: eHow: By Kate Kotler, eHow Contributor

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