The grand finale of shows that were attended for Boston Fashion Week was the Fashionably Late presentation at the Liberty Hotel.
The Fabulous, Fierce, and Fashion Forward event was hosted by Boston debonair Denise Hajjar and designer showcase styled by Kathy Benharris with a portion of bar proceeds from the event donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The Liberty Hotel is always an amazing place to hold a fashion event with the jail house structure creating sky high runways. The main floor space is cosmic yet that evening there was barely room to move as the crème de la crème of the Boston fashion scene were on site for the show and many in anticipation of the iconic closer for the night.
The first to designs to hit the runway were Joelle Jean-Fontaine with the KRÉYOL collection that had a playful pattern with classy appeal and was perfectly coordinated for the fashion forward lady seen in the streets of the Back Bay.
Second to hit center stage was award winning apparel designer Julie Kontos. Her collection featured dark soft tones layered with lace and metallic. Each piece was paired with luxurious handcrafted accessories from Race & Grant. The editions to the outfits were over the top with the punk edge that brought a wow factor from the creative construction. These ladies are sure to start a buying war between designers.
The grand finale was none other than the sophisticated red carpet designer David Josef who was making his first Boston Fashion Week presence since 2003. He started off his show with a pink number that is meant for a night spent amongst Manhattan’s finest style.
He transitioned into a classic black cocktail dress with flair perfect for that high end social affair. Following was an all-white ball gown sewn with a refreshing fabric, flawless stitching for a timeless look.
The collection closed with spectacular show stopper. Josef proved to the fashion world that glamour isn’t gone. A perfectly pleated black gown with a fitted gold shimmer V-neck top and matching clutch showed high class is always a product of Josef’s designs. In the final piece his extraordinary talent exuded Judy Garlin with a fresh face on fashion.
David Josef has been creating breathless special occasion dresses for celebrities and honorable clientele for over 30 years. There wasn’t a classier way to close the show then with red carpet looks and celebrating his first Boston Fashion Week appearance since 2003.
Stay tuned next week for the closing cocktail party of Boston Fashion Week and the celebration for 20 years by honoring creator Jay Calderin.