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7 Student Fashion Designers To Watch

Student fashion shows can be a little tricky. Play it too safe and the results will be predictable; go all in for edgy and forward, and garments can become the proverbial kitchen sink. In this Goldielocks tale of sartorial design development, some youngsters get it right. Here is a crop of Bay Area student designers whose well executed graduation collections make them ones to watch.

CCA Fashion Student Vanina Howan Makes a Splash in SF Retail

A whiff of an ocean breeze blew down the runway at California College of the Arts' senior fashion show this past spring. The wavemaker: 22-year-old Vanina Howan, whose surf-inspired thesis collection, called Seasalt, caught the eye of San Francisco design veteran Basil Racuk. A friendship was made, and a collaboration was hatched.

Shop Talk: W Pop-Up, Les Méchantes Moves In & Blake Kuwahara Eyewear

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.

Shop Talk: Isabel Marant Opens in Jackson Square + Harput's Own Pops Up

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.

4 Women Makers Who Inspire Us

Meet four Bay Area women who bring imagination into our daily lives with their art, designs, craft, and games.  

The Next Gen: Meet the Bay Area's Most Promising MFA Grads This Year

The Bay Area is home to some fine masters programs for artsy types, all working to be the next generation of masters in their fields. Each Spring, we get a look at the best and brightest graduates via fashion shows and various exhibitions. Here we've selected our favorites from this year's graduating pool. The winners were chosen for their concepts, execution, and general awesomeness. Join us in wishing them luck in their next adventure! 

Festival Style: What to Wear to BottleRock and Outside Lands

Headed to BottleRock and Outside Lands this summer? If you're anything like us (and of course you are!), you've been planning your festival look for months. Here, San Francisco expert wardrobe stylist Mary Gonsalves Kinney tells us what she's packing for Napa come May 29.

Meet the Bay Area's Next Top Models

The fashion industry may call New York its primary residence, but that's not stopping the Bay Area from turning out some of its freshest faces. Meet five Bay Area models who are taking fashion by storm.

Waterless Manicures and More Drought-Friendly Style Tips From SF Experts

Listen up, Cali girls and guys: We're in a drought. From hell. And while bathing less is one solution, there are other ways to do your part (without stinking) in the style and beauty departments. Here are some tips from a few SF experts.

Three Oakland Fashion Designers to Watch

With the migration of SF's creative class across the Bay Bridge, it was meant to be that Oakland is now emerging as a Bay Area creative center. Fashion mavens rejoice: Oakland designers are applying sustainable quality and craftsmanship to modern, utilitarian wares that are perfect for wardrobe-building. Here are three of our faves.

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