For the past two years, the city’s style glitterati have spent much of Boston Fashion Week parked in the posh Tent behind the Mandarin Oriental Hotel taking in shows between sips of champagne and cocktails. But with the Tent and its runway packed up indefinitely (the necessary sponsorships did not come through this year) and no central location for shows to take place, Boston Fashion Week spreads and expands all over the city, requiring a spreadsheet and a white board for proper planning. One look at the website confirms that Boston Fashion Week could qualify as an Olympic endurance event.
Nevertheless, within all of the fashion shows, panel discussions, and see-and-hope-to-be-seen events, there are some can’t miss moments. Herewith, our highly subjective guide to the must-see events of Boston Fashion Week 2013, which officially starts Friday night and runs through Oct. 5. If you’d like to develop your own fashion week itinerary, you can find the entire list of events at www.bostonfashionweek.com.