If ever there was a sign that the San Francisco fashion community is alive and well, Saturday night’s Black V fashion show was it. An impressive number of guests sleekly clad in black turned out for the showcase featuring Bacca Da Silva, Dcepcion, Alexandria Von Bromssen, Kaatje Design, Mike SG and Terrance Yu at downtown wine tasting venue Press Club.
With onlookers packed in three people deep in some places behind the 40-seat VIP section, the show produced by Halo Republic built on the one-hue theme it established earlier this year during winter White Party with a Memorial Day Weekend display of men’s and women’s apparel almost exclusively in black.
With black as the common thread throughout, the diversity of items shown was noteworthy: Puff-shouldered cocktail dresses and fitted men’s blazers by Bacca Da Silva contrasted with the moody casual separates for men from twin brothers Daniel and David Concepcion’s Dcepcion line, while Alexandria Von Bromssen’s women’s apparel mixed European minimalism with a healthy dose of underground vamp. Also in the mix were new, streamlined menswear pieces by Tamo Design and tailored menswear-inspired women’s jackets by Terrance Yu. Accessories by Kaatje Design and Mike SG brought yet more visual interest to the looks.
Follow San Francisco fashion shows with any regularity, and you’re probably well aware that shows run the gamut from the very homegrown and unabashedly amateurish to society events with high ticket prices in support of any number of local cultural institutions and civic groups. It’s rare to find an organized, well-produced show with a high turnout, sophisticated crowd, high-quality apparel, an appealing venue and free admission – and we’re glad to report that this event had all of the above.
Top and sequin skirt by Bacca Da Silva
Menswear by Dcepcion, adept at subtle details such as the side flap pocket shown here on a pair of slim men’s shorts.
Women’s apparel by Alexandria Von Bromssen and accessories by Kaatje Design
Purple ruffle top and embellished grey pants by Bacca Da Silva
Terrance Yu closed out the show with this homage to the late Alexander McQueen. Yu also designed the jacket and shorts shown at the top.
Photography courtesy of Sweet Light Studios