California College of the Arts recently held its annual fashion show, showcasing eight exquisite collections created by CCA’s senior Fashion Design students.
The term-ending event, juried by a team of industry professionals, featured a variety of cutting-edge creations worn by runway models. 7x7 presented its Emerging Talent award to Tisina Parker, who is the granddaughter of CCA Honorary Doctorate recipient Julia Florence Parker, one of the country's preeminent basketmakers. Tisina's stunning collection was inspired by Native American textile traditions and aesthetics.
The Junior League of San Francisco hosted their 87th Annual Fashion Showcase—themed "Setting Sail into a New Century"—with a three-day event at Fort Mason, filled with a stellar lineup of events and activities that appealed to a broader group of fashionistas and friends than in years past. It's the longest-running event of its kind in the nation, and has raised millions of dollars in San Francisco and surrounding communities.
Daytime shoppers explored the Fashion Boutique Marketplace, which presented more than two dozen amazing Bay Area merchants over all three days, with fun giveaways for VIP ticketholders from Toss Boutique.
The Academy of Art annual fashion show and events always promise a stellar lineup, and this year was no exception. Guests of honor included Alexandar McQueen creative director Sarah Burton and haute couture milliner Philip Treacy.
'Tis the season to be skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. But before you head out to enjoy the new powder, we suggest you stop by Lombardi Sports to check out its winter "Avalanche" fashion show happening this Thursday at 1600 Jackson Street. After all, don't you want to be the cutest snow bunny in the cabin?
If San Francisco’s most fashionable enclaves seemed a little deserted over the last two weeks, it’s for good reason. Not a few fashion-minded Left Coasters flocked east for New York Fashion Week, and we’ve been eating up their electronic missives from under the tents ever since.
For a Fashion Week redux with a San Francisco perspective, we turn to a few of our favorite local fashion sources for the skinny:
Jennie of Going West had a whirlwind spin through New York, which culminated in a photo shoot at Bryant Park and the discovery of two new bags she didn’t know she had – too bad they were under her eyes.
A reminder that the runway need not be stomping ground solely for the stick-thin comes in the form of this weekend’s Kiss the Curves fashion show, scheduled for Saturday night at Oakland’s Historic Sweets Ballroom.
R&B radio personality Sterling James hosts the evening, whose focal point is a runway show directed by Charleston Pierce and featuring current collections from local and national plus-size apparel designers and boutiques.
Models will head down the runway in looks from national label Ashley Stewart, Chicago’s Chocolate Sushi Couture, A Clothes Mind, Tru Diva, Bay Area-based online boutique Marie Denee and Bay Area labels Igigi and Corinthia Peoples Designs.
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.
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.
From butt-lifting boxers to “frontal-enhancement” briefs that pack an extra inch onto the male unit, Andrew Christian has been making guys proud of their packages for over a decade. Lately, the L.A.-based designer who launched his first collection in 1997 has had plenty of his own reasons to be proud. Nicknamed “The Panty-Christ,” Christian ventured outside of underwear to debut menswear line Black by Andrew Christian last fall and has a women’s line in the works.
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.