Call for Entries

Attention designers! The Bay Area Guide to Independent Fashion Festival, a project from the author of the forthcoming book of the same name, Letitia N., and Bay Area Now, an art series produced by San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, is seeking vendors, runway designers and volunteer event coordinators for an all-day fashion event to be held on Sept. 6 at the YBCA.

The deadline for designers who want to be part of the runway show is June 10. The deadline for vendor applications is July 1. Here’s the Bay Area Guide to Independent Fashion Festival Application. You can also learn more about the forthcoming book, the event and volunteer and sponsorship opportunities by emailing Letitia at bayareafashion (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Here’s some info about the event from the organizer:

Sure to be a dynamic event—and even better with your participation—The Bay Area Guide To Independent Fashion Festival is also a pre-launch for the upcoming book The Bay Area Guide To Independent Fashion, which is a resource for both design makers and lovers alike. Featuring interviews with up-and-comers as well as local icons, The Bay Area Guide To Independent Fashion aims to put the local scene on the map in a way that hasn’t been done before—-by providing resources for people who are new to independent fashion and giving the industry-insiders a deeper look at what sets Bay Area fashion apart from the crowd.

Bay Area Now (BAN 5)
YBCAlive! – The Bay Area Guide To Independent Fashion Festival
Sat, Sep 6, 12 – 7pm • Forum & Grand Lobby • $10/FREE YBCA Members (includes Gallery Admission)

Celebrate and explore authentic local style and the Bay Area’s progressive approach to the industry of apparel design with The Bay Area Guide To Independent Fashion Festival at YBCA. Built upon progressive ideals about ownership, production, diversity, originality, accessibility, and social responsibility—independent fashion is alive and well in the Bay Area. This all day festival event is part of BAN5 and highlights homegrown talents and innovators with Locally Bazaar, a market featuring the latest clothes and accessories from emerging and established regional brands; a panel discussion on fashion and diversity with Susan Kaiser, Chair of Textiles & Clothing UC Davis, Irene Hernandez-Feiks of Chillin’ Productions, Erica Varize of Evarize Designs & Evarize Fashion Cafe, and Leandrew Robinson of Ragamuffin Clothing; plus a runway show featuring the craft and couture of some of the Bay Area’s most inspiring and dynamic independent designers. Conscious shoppers, passionate fashionistas, and freethinking tastemakers alike won’t want to miss this must-attend event!