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The Future of Fashion: The Collision of Retail and Technology

The collision of retail and technology has forever changed the way we shop, dress, and think about personal style. Sartorialists with digital chops are racing to cash in with startups from San Francisco to Silicon Valley to Manhattan, but what does it take to succeed in fashion world 2.0?

Academy of Art Students Debut Fab Looks at New York Fashion Week

Big name design stars weren't the only ones getting time in the limelight at New York Fashion Week last month. 13 student designers from San Francisco's own Academy of Art University also debuted eight fab collections. Comprised of an array of seasonal pieces constructed with innovative shapes and playful textiles, we loved all of the fearless looks. 

Radar 360: 3-D Printed Rings, Ultimate Guide to Oakland, and More

The latest shops, goods, and happenings in the Bay Area and beyond. 

Spring Fashion Brings Over-the-Top Texture, Pattern, and Color

Spring’s collections are an outlandish hodgepodge of over-the-top texture, pattern, fringe, and color. It’s a level of maximalism perfectly suited to the ferocious individualism and bohemian power of Oakland’s burgeoning artist community. Here are some of our favorite looks: 

Two Design PR Mavens Join Forces In a Stylish New Office That Feels Like Home

For many years, Krista Coupar (Coupar Consulting) and Lisa Davis (Lisa Davis PR) have been advising top interior designers on public relations, branding, and marketing matters. But last year, after deciding to join forces and share office space in the San Francisco Design Center's Galleria, the pair decided it was time to do more than just talk about the subject. To create their stylish new office, they channeled their inner designers for something that's equal parts work space and gathering spot.

Graphic Content: Spring Fashion Inspired by Contemporary Art

Contemporary art is fashion’s latest muse, with collections referencing modern painters from Mondrian to Gary Hume. Now, collectors can wear a masterpiece.

Alternative Apparel's Erik Joule Advocates For Sustainability on a Corporate Scale

It may be small, but San Francisco is a city that continues to matter,” says Erik Joule, whose company chose to open the third location of Los Angeles based Alternative Apparel here, back in January, to make a point. “This city has always led the way with innovation,” says the 43-year-old Russian Hill resident. He deems the environment just right for “a brand like ours, whose goal it is to lead in a transparent and responsible way.”

Street Style Report: Clean Lines and Subtle Details in Lower Pac Heights

You know it's really good when you want a guy's entire outfit in girl sizes. We spotted healthcare worker J.R. David in what we're calling the perfect jacket, enviable Celine slip-ons (pre-stormy weather, of course), and more -- all of which just got added to our want list.

Seven Favorite Things: Stationery From Ferme A Papier

If you're anything like us, you can't pass by a stationery shop without stopping in. That said, art hoarders and stationery addicts beware: local designer Cat Seto is back in a big way with her new line, Ferme a Papier (Farm to Paper).

Look of the Week: Top Beauty Picks for Spring

Renew your beauty regimen this spring with seven fresh, glow-inducing, easy-to-use products that really work.  

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