It was such a treat to be invited to an amazing fashion event for a great cause that took place on Thursday, September 29th in one of my favorite areas of Boston. Out of all of the shows that I attended during Boston Fashion Week, this one by far was the most exciting. Anne Fontaine herself presented her Fall/Winter 2016 line at the Four Seasons Hotel on Boylston Street (conveniently located a few steps away from her first boutique in America)! The show was put together to benefit The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
I walked into the gorgeous Four Seasons and immediately noticed the high-end items in a display case to my left before entering the elevator. As I entered the room for the event, I was handed a glass of Chardonnay and a taste of Salmon caviar. Another sweet surprise was seeing my blogger buddy Bridgette and her awesome photographer fiancé. Many pictures were taken during cocktail hour and before we knew it, it was time for the show to begin!
We were seated within inches of the models and had a great time discussing current trends for the season while sipping on champagne cocktails.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the brand, Anne Fontaine is known for her white shirt. She created the whole brand because of uncovering an old trunk that was filled of men’s white shirts in 1993. Anne reimagined this shirt as a huge staple for any woman’s wardrobe just as Coco Chanel created the little black dress. However, this classic piece is anything but ordinary. She uses her different takes on the white shirt in many different outfits seen below. It is worn both as a shirt and undergarment which we are seeing a lot with shirt trends these days. Anne has 70 stores around the globe and believes strongly in protecting the environment while working with many different organizations to do so. The Anne Fontaine Foundation teams with farmers to support reforestation and raise the awareness of the need to protect forests while focusing on the Brazilian Atlantic forest.
My favorite part of Anne Fontaine is that no matter the color palette, she finds a way to mix great tones and textures to create the extraordinary. As you know about me, I’m a lover of all things black and I think she does an excellent job of showing her audience that black is anything but simple. Trends that I picked up on for fall throughout the show are lace overlays, cropped pants, ruffles, velvet, sequins, puffed sleeves, matching separates, and unbelievably amazing neckwear.
*The professional photographs located on each of the slide shows are provided by Pierce Harman
After the show, I attended a meet and greet at the Anne Fontaine boutique hosted by Anne herself on 280 Boylston Street. The night was ended with lots of champagne, selfies, shopping, and macaroons.
You can find a few of my own photos below! It was a fantastic night that I will definitely remember. Follow my fashion and food journey on Instagram for more pictures from the event and fashion week as well @_imbeccable .
Thank you so much for reading, I wish you could have joined me! Check out the looks that are available for purchase at Anne Fontaine online at https://www.annefontaine.com/collections/fall-winter-2016 and in store at Anne’s boutique on Boylston street.