Here’s some news that we dare say will be music to San Francisco fashion lovers’ ears: Carolina Herrera will be in town next week at Davies Symphony Hall for a fashion show featuring her Fall 2011 collection.
If it sounds like an unusual event for the Symphony (or San Francisco, for that matter), that’s because it is.
We suspect an opportunity to shop in the name of women’s empowerment and mingle with First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom and New York-based designer Behnaz Sarafpour on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. may prompt more than a few local fashion fans to table their workday obligations in favor of a lengthy lunchtime excursion.
Plenty of local fashion-philes have been overheard lamenting their West Coast tethers in recent days, thanks to that special time of year in New York, but we’re happy to report that style salve for runway-deprived San Franciscans is on its way.
The 27th annual Macy’s Passport benefit and fashion show takes place this week and, unlike the shows we’ve been drooling over in the Big Apple, this one is open to the public.
And now we pause for a blast from the past. Remember pager codes? You know, the little numerical coded messages your slightly shady friend would receive from an equally-as-shady significant-other-du-jour via pager circa 1997? If you recall, popular abbreviated missives included 143, which stands for “I love you” in pager terminology, and 823, short for “thinking of you.”
That second code is now the inspiration for an ongoing community art project that seeks to provide artists, photographers, musicians and other worthy creatives with grants of up to $25,000 each through the sale of 21, 398 key necklaces in the coming years.
Should you find yourself downtown tomorrow quite in need of a midweek, San Francisco summer pick-me-up involving a great cause, good deals, mani pedi pampering and stylish finds from emerging designers, sidle on over to the Shop for Breast Cancer event taking place at the Embarcadero Center’s Vanity Beauty Lounge.
Whispers of “nice stems” and “check out the trunk on that one” at one Bay Area fashion event taking place this weekend are likely to have nothing to do with willowy models coming down the runway.
A sudden spate of disrobing at the corner of 16th and Capp Streets isn’t something we’d normally want to see on a Friday night, but leave it to The Lab to convince us otherwise.
Part of an annual fundraising event supporting the the interdisciplinary arts space that also includes a trunk show on Saturday, Thread | Bare will put clothes and accessories by local independent designers on models tonight for the express purpose of removing them in front of a live audience. Simply put: go here, and you will see models wearing next to nothing.
One of San Francisco’s can’t-miss fashion events of the year takes place tomorrow night in SoMa. In case you’ve been trapped in a dressing room somewhere and haven’t heard the buzz (not likely, we know, but possible), the Discarded to Divine benefit held each year taps fashion designers to create garments from donated clothing and textiles and auctions the finished wearables off to raise much-needed funds for the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s programs aiding the poor and homeless. Recycled fashion? Design for a good cause? A chance give Project Runway’s Sweet P props on her copious arm tattoos? It goes without saying that we.are.so.there.
The Bay Area may not have a fashion week of its own these days, but one event taking place on the Peninsula this weekend hopes to pull off something close to it in the span of one evening.