THE EMERGING TRENDS
International flair is brought to Boston Fashion Week once again with the 4th annual Emerging Trends 2011 Runway Show. Another successful year showcased the global talent of designers from Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Iceland and more. A gathering of jewelry, shoe, men’s, and women’s collections from diverse cultural backgrounds not only makes this event interesting, but also lands Boston on the map for fashion in the United States. “Each designer participating in The Emerging Trends 2011 Runway Show was carefully chosen to represent a unique euro-chic style that strengthens the image of Boston as an important global fashion resource,” stated producer and CEO of the SYNERGY Events, Reaz Hoque. Here, we recap a few of our favorites from the show.
Bostonians, you are just days away from the kickoff to another awesome year of Boston Fashion Week! Founded in 1995, the dedication and support of the Boston community is apparent in the evolution of this premiere fashion event. A collection of fashion education workshops, exhibitions, coinciding events at various locales, and of course, the runway shows make up the accessibility and appeal BFW offers to anyone willing to participate. Most excitingly, this year marks the debut of The TENT, Boston Fashion Week’s official central location for the designer runway shows. Mayor Thomas Menino, as quoted in The Boston Globe, said “Having one central location will really create an opportunity to make this a premiere event for the city. This is going to be a truly professional event, and our talent in Boston deserves that.’’
Boston's third-annual Emerging Trends fashion show took place at the Castle at Park Plaza Hotel this past Saturday, September 25th. While many of the showcased designers had traveled from all over the world, including Janice Louise Miller (Canada) and Huong Vu (Virgin Islands), several others were based right out of the Boston area.
Up-and-coming Boston designers included Crystal Noe, Greg Hugill and Dawn Mostow. All are graduates and/or current students of Lasell College, and all have a unique sensibility.
Janice Louise Miller, a Montreal-based designer is excited to be part of the upcoming Boston Fashion Week. Miller will be showcasing her first collection at The Emerging Trends Fashion Show on September 25th at the Park Plaza Hotel.
With an infatuation for design and an interest in protecting endangered species, Janice has been able to combine her two passions as a designer.
Miller, originally from New Brunswick (Canada), says, “Using recycled materials was the best way for me to help the environment in a creative way.” She did not want her designs to be mass produced overseas, and she makes each piece by hand “because my inspiration is much stronger when I work with recycled materials."