BFW is modeled after the famous Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weeks that are held in New York, Milan, Miami, Paris, and Russia.
The models will take the runway during the fourth annual BFW August 18-21, this year themed the Mystique of Fashion. Each night of fashion includes at least eight independent designers per night, and is individually themed: for opening night, “From the Earth to the Runway (Eco fashions: eco-friendly fabrics, vintage, boutique stylings),” night two, “The Unexpected is Expected in Fashion (Avant-Garde),” night three, “Fashion Lies within us all (Ready-to-Wear),” and the finale, “The Mystique Is Never More (After-5).”
Each night’s events will also contribute to charitable organizations such as the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Alzheimer’s Association, the Children’s Home, and Cool Kids Campaign.
Butterfly Productions will host creations from designers of all ages. Many of the designers are from various cities in Maryland while others are traveling from locations such as: Chicago, England, New York, and Philadelphia.
One of the hosts will be voice-over artist Ted Williams, a previously homeless man from Ohio now known as, the man with the Golden Voice.
On August 17, the night prior to the catwalks, a gala at the Inner Harbor Holiday Inn will be held for attendants to hob-nob with some of the designers.
DETAILS: Mystique Gala, August 17, 8pm-12am. $60. Holiday Inn—Inner Harbor, 301 W. Lombard St. Baltimore Fashion Week, 2011, August 18-21, 720 Aliceanna St. Ste 500, four-day passes $150-300, one-day $50-80. BaltimoresFashionWeek.com.