With the holiday season in full swing, the SF Indie Fashion Calendar is full of events to keep San Francisco fashion lovers busy with trunk sales, beauty happenings, fashion shows and opportunities to shop from independent sources. Here’s our pick of top San Francisco fashion and style events this week:
- On Tuesday, the Arts of Fashion Foundation’s 2010 Symposium and Competition showcases the work of 55 students from around the world chosen to compete for prestigious scholarships and internships during a fashion show sponsored by the non-profit fashion organization. San Francisco’s sole representing designer is Justin Jamison of the Art Institute of California.
- On Thursday night, fans of D.I.Y., local design and African penguins (which, let’s face it, completely rule) will descend upon the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park for a 21+ event featuring a bevy of designers and distractions curated by Kelly Malone during the Indie Mart D.I.Y. & Design Holiday Night. We hear the tickets ($12) to this event could sell out, so you may want to buy them in advance if you want to go.
- Guys and girls will find chances to shop some of our favorite independent brands on the cheap this week, thanks to a trio of stylish San Francisco sample sales happening over the weekend. The annual Rebecca Beeson sample sale promises the local label’s uber-California apparel at up to 70 percent off, while a Goorin Brothers sale will deck you out in the perfect head-topper for less and an Obey sample sale going down at Jack’s gives guys a chance to suit up in the much-loved label’s gear at a discount.
- If scooping up gifts from local sources is on your list this week, there are several chances to shop from tons of designers under one roof, including Wednesday’s Appel & Frank Stockings & Stilettos, Saturday’s Market SF Artists Market (the final one for 2010) and the weekend-long Bazaar Bizarre extravaganza taking place at Fort Mason.
You can find details on all of these events and more happening this week on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.