Last week, local chefs and industry insiders celebrated the StarChefs 2013 Rising Star Award winners with an exclusive dinner at Fifth Floor. We were curious to see the culinary trend-setters out of the kitchen and in their streetwear. It's no surprise that the men and women behind San Francisco's hippest restaurants have a great sense for fashion, too.
Dominique Crenn (above), chef and owner of Atelier Crenn.
What inspires your food?
DC: Art, nature and people.
What inspires your fashion?
DC: My mood.
What she wore: Shirt and pants by G-STAR, purchased from the Chestnut St. store; Chambray tie, unknown; Sartori laceless oxford shoes, from Gimme Shoes; Matthew Campbell Laurenza ring, purchased in NYC; Vintage watch, purchased from a NYC street vendor; Wrap bracelet, gift from friend; Haircut by Akemi Tamaribuchi of diPietro Todd Salons.
StarChefs Award winner Duncan Holmes, chef de cuisine of Sons & Daughters.
What seven words would you use to describe your food?
DH: Seasonally cohesive, garden-driven, and locally inspired.
What he wore: Goorin Bros. hat; Banana Republic shirt; Onassis vest and pants; Ted Baker shoes.
Yvonne Detert, founder and owner of Personality Hotels.
What Brett wore: Shirt, jacket and pants by Taylor Stitch; Vans two-tone shoes; Moth tattoo by Megan Wilson at Analog Tattoo in San Jose.
Layla Azimi, Brooklyn resident and events manager of StarChefs.
What products do you swear by?
Anything by Benefit. I live by the Erase Paste and their They're Real mascara.
What she wore: Zara dress, Banana Republic necklace; Ring, unknown; Christian Siriano shoes; Haircut from Slope Suds in Brooklyn.
Lily Ko (lily7x7 @gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is on the creative team at Pottery Barn, and works as a freelance stylist, writer, and designer.