Style Radar: This Week's Fashion Events
Thursday, Feb. 16
Head to Loft 1513 for a cocktail party and window fashion presentation of SF-based designers Sarah Liller and Caroline Margaux.
Liller embodies modern femininity by making beautifully intricate clothing out of vintage textiles in her Spring 2012 collection debut “Last of the English Roses.” Margaux presents her line of functional accessories for curious minds, “Events in Space Time,” showcasing mechanical pocket watches with visible mechanics and USB drives transformed into elegant jewelry. 1513 Church St @ 27th, 6 – 10 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 17
Influenced by thrift stores, record bins and old people's stuff, local artist Tim Bremner’s solo mixed-media show "Twists, Turns & Burns" will open at Hangr16. Using a designer's eye and a crate digger's enthusiasm, Tim produces graphic images and landscapes that visually bridge the digital with the analog. Beats will be provided by DJ Deevice (aka Martin Collins) from GridLock 89.7fm, clever cocktails, and amazing shopping. RSVP here. 7 – 10 p.m. 3128 16th St @ Valencia.
Saturday, Feb. 18
Six local fashion designers are throwing a cocktail/dance party at 111 Minna to raise funds for their senior thesis collections. The raffle has garnered loads of local support; items up for auction include A’s tickets, a signed Freddy Sanchez baseball, and gift cards to local boutiques, MAC cosmetics, Bi-Rite Grocery, and the SF Soup Company. Get advance tickets here. 111 Minna St @ 2nd, 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Meet dancing superstar and Bay Area native Cheryl Burke as she launches her new active wear line, Ideology, which is pumped full of energizing colors like hot pink, lime green, and rich magenta. There will be a catwalk, a ballroom dancing performance, and the opportunity to hob nob with the two-time Dancing with the Stars winner. Macy’s Union Square, 4th Floor, 170 O’Farrell @ Stockton. 2 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 20
Interested in networking with like-minded women (while possibly getting some shopping done)? Halmoni is hosting a meet and mingle to build bridges between women of color business owners, entrepreneurs, and their friends and family. The vintage boutique will provide light refreshments and host a giveaway so bring your business cards for trading and to put in the giveaway jar. 1601 2nd Ave @ E. 16th, Oakland, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
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