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This Week in Fashion: The Top 5 Events at SF Fashion Week 2011

SF Fashion Week is upon us... Here's what you don't want to miss:

1. Fashion/Tech Workshops at the Apple Store (1 Stockton St.), Monday August 8-Wednesday August 10, 5pm-7pm, Free.

As part of this year's Bay Area tech-meets-fashion theme, numerous tech and fashion industry speakers will hold small workshops at the Union Square Apple Store. The workshops will touch on everything from how maximize your Mac for fashion, to the ins-and-outs of starting a shoe company. 

This Week in Fashion: Pride Party at SuiGeneris, Millinery Trunk Show at Fiat Lux, Pret-A-Porter Fashion Show + Killer Sales

1. Pride in Style at SuiGeneris (2265 Market St.), Saturday June 25, 12pm-5pm.

Celebrate Pride at SuiGeneris's shopping, mingling and champagne Pride soiree. The consignment boutique is conveniently located in the Castro, and DJ Stanley Frank (Viennatta Discotheque) and Jason Kendig will be spinning all night. P.S. Don't forget to enter the raffle for two Rickshaw Bagworks Juanita More market messenger bags -- score.

 

2. Sundays at Church with Jasmin Zorlu + Elwyn Crawford at Fiat Lux (218 Church St.), Sunday June 26, 3pm-7pm.

Every last Sunday of the month, Fiat Lux celebrates a Bay Area designer with a mega trunk show, and 10% off. This month it's millinery madness with local hat heroines, Jasmin Zorlu and Elwyn Crawford. Stop by the boutique, grab a cup of chilled sangria, say hello to the designers, and treat yourself to a new headpiece for SF Pride

Fashion 101: How to Start a Fashion Business

So you're a designer, and if you had time to spare for the drama that is reality TV, you would have won your season of Project Runway. Or maybe you're not great with needles and thread, but you have the eye to round-up exclusive goods for a slamming new boutique. If you're all fashion, but need a little help on the business end, check out The San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance (SFFAMA) Mash-up event, "How to Start a Business in Fashion", Thursday night at Pigment Cosmetics.

The Economics of Art

We know that finance is struggling, but how do creative industries survive in this economy? Glamwatch's own Lorraine Sanders will be moderating a forum discussing the Economics of Art. As the epicenter of independent and local talent, is San Francisco suffering compared to the rest of the nation? Talk it out with designers, bloggers, retailers and other entrepreneurs in the local fashion scene, who will share their relationship and thoughts on the topic. The proceeds from this event will benefit the San Francisco Fashion and Merchant's Alliance's efforts to revive San Francisco Fashion Week.

Drop by The Barber Lounge (854 Folsom St.) with open ears on February 11, 2010 from 6-10 p.m..

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