It's officially the rainbow season, and Rothy's and Bloomies both have creative ways to celebrate in fashion.
Plus, kick up your heels at new shoe palace Schutz, learn about African print designs at the Museum of the African Diaspora, and don't miss West Coast Craft this weekend.
West Coast Craft strikes again this weekend.
(Courtesy of West Coast Craft)
Time to get your artisan shop on, folks. Summer '19 West Coast Craft will take over the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center on Saturday and Sunday. As usual, there are too many talented, unique, and new artisans/brands (275+) selling everything from clothing, jewelry and ceramics to housewares and art to list. Here are a just a few to get you in the mood: Deta, Heo Ceramics, Vision Quest Shoes, Proclaim and Balefire Glass. And of course you won't go hungry or thirsty while consuming with plenty of food/drink vendors on hand. You'll find cocktails by Bon Vivants, and brews and vino from Fort Point Beer Company and Lorenza. New this year: a food court, which will be set up right outside the Pavilion and feature many WCC faves like Canyon Coffee, El Sur, Cru Chocolate, Bowl'd Acai, and more. // 10am to 6pm, June 8-9; 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina), westcoastcraft.com
It's officially rainbow season—wear your Pride on your feet.
(Courtesy of Rothy's)
Rothy's new sneaks, which dropped on Tuesday, are most def Pride-worthy. Perfect for this month and beyond, the classic white slip-ons sport groovy rainbow stripes across the left toe and right heel of every pair. The price for the limited-edition rainbow sneakers is $125 and, natch, they're sustainably made and machine-washable. // 2448 Fillmore St. (Pac Heights), rothys.com
Perfect Saturday: Listen to a convo about African fashion + shopping.
(Courtesy of Zuri)
It all goes down on Saturday, June 8 at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD). The subject of the (free) event— sponsored by the museum and one of our favorite local brands Zuri—is contemporary African wax print design. Engaging in the convo about the history of wax prints, how designs develop and the larger meaning of fabric across the African continent: Dr. Leslie Rabine, a scholar and photographer of African fashion, textiles, and graffiti; and Clara Kamunde, a Kenyan-born visual and performing artist. (Longtime SF Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik will moderate). The cherry on top? At the reception following the talk, Zuri will debut its newest wax print textile (see above) designed in collaboration with Kenyan artist Dennis Muraguri. // 2pm to 4pm at MoAD, 685 Mission St. (Yerba Buena), moadsf.org
Holy Schutz! Westfield SF Centre just got even better for shoe freaks.
(Courtesy of Schutz)
Looking to unleash your inner South American goddess, no bikini involved? Good news: The Brazilian footwear brand Schutz just opened its first Northern Cali store in SF Centre (situated on the first floor across from the Nordstrom coffee kiosk). The sophisticated space, with soothing pops of pink and chic wood displays, is filled with the 24-year-old label's signature look-at-me styles—sexy heels, gladiator sandals, and caged stilettos. Don't worry if flats, platforms, espadrilles or boots are more your speed, Schutz has plenty of those, too. We've got our eye on Darla. Most pairs fall in the $100 to $200 range. // 865 Market Street (Union Square), schutz.com
Bloomingdale's kicks up its heels with ODC for Pride.
(Courtesy of ODC/Dance)
You're definitely going to want to bring your sex-ay moves to the mall on Saturday, June 8 when Bloomingdale's first-floor Westfield entrance will serve as a stage for a performance by ODC/Dance's Sexitude Class with D'Arcy Drollinger. Expect a fun, high-energy show that's a mish-mash of jazz, funk, hip-hop and, ya know, classic bump-and-grind. Not only is the dance a celebration of Pride, it's designed to raise awareness for ODC's mission to create inclusivity and community through dance. Wait there's more: Dancers and Bloomingdale's and ODC staffers will be handing out cards that, when used at checkout, automatically donate 10 percent of all Bloomies purchases to ODC—through the close of biz. // 2pm to 3pm at Bloomingdale's, 845 Market St. (Union Square), bloomindgdales.com