Last night, local designer and Project Runway season 8 star, Christopher Collins, revealed his Fall 2012 collection to an exclusive crowd at his Nob Hill boutique (1112 Sutter St.). We put together our favorite looks and spoke with the gorgeous young designer about his new line, SF favorites, and his newfound love for Rihanna.
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Christopher Collin’s white-walled, fabric-filled San Francisco studio furnished by a soft nude couch and design table has long been deserted since the beloved local artist left in June to compete in Project Runway’s eighth season. The charming, blue-eyed designer recently came home for a hot second to promote his entire collection at Neiman Marcus in Union Square. We managed to steal him away from fans for a few minutes to talk about his experience on Project Runway, why he loves San Francisco, and how his dreams are coming true faster than he can blink.
In the run-up to the premiere of Project Runway Season 8 next week, many San Francisco fashion fans are wondering just how far local designer Christopher Collins will go on the reality show.
By the looks of things, pretty far. Friend and business partner Erica Tanamachi, the creative director for the Christopher Collins label, says she hasn’t heard a peep from Collins since he departed for New York on June 12.
Looking for a way to kick off the month of April with a dose of local fashion? Tomorrow night, San Francisco designer Christopher Collins is celebrating the arrival of the spring 2010 collection at his eponymous Sutter Street boutique.
Back in December, Collins told us that the theme behind his women’s dresses, pants, skirts and tops for spring ($150-$400) was “effortlessly elegant:”
“You put it on, and it’s a look ready to walk out the door,” Collins said.
While you are, of course, more than welcome to primp and preen to your heart’s content before the mirrors at the Sutter Street boutique he opened earlier this year, San Francisco-based designer Christopher Collins hopes wearers of his latest collection will need very little time gazing into their own looking glasses come spring.
“I intended for the line to be effortlessly elegant. You put it on, and it’s a look ready to walk out the door,” says Collins of his spring 2010 collection ($150-$400).
The newly-opened boutique from San Francisco native Christopher Collins takes its cues from the pages of history – and we’re not just talking about the clothes, the best of which amp up highly wearable silhouettes with dramatic details culled from fashion’s past.
Quite literally, the pages of fashion’s past have a presence in the local designer’s Tendernob boutique, thanks to walls papered with the style sections of newspapers hailing from the early 20th century and before.
You probably haven’t heard of him—yet. But we’re convinced Christopher Collins will be a designer to watch in SF’s growing fashion circle. On Tuesday, Collins presented his sophomore Spring 2009 collection before a packed invite-only crowd at Deep Down Sound in SoMa. Co-produced by Elise Friedman, Phoebe Rubin, Rachel Esterline and Julianne Moeller, the energetic shindig attracted a smattering of social butterflies, fashiony hipsters and curious media, who gathered for a flash of fashion and post-work mingling over sushi, cupcakes and glasses of sparkling rosé.