January flew by, and this week lands us firmly in February 2011. How we ever got this far, we haven’t a clue. Good thing the SF Indie Fashion Calendar is always full of events to keep San Francisco fashion lovers busy with trunk sales, beauty happenings, fashion shows and places to shop from independent sources. Here’s our pick of top San Francisco fashion events this week:
- Unlike most weeks, this one has not one, but two notable happenings on usually-quiet Monday night. As designer Joui Turandot prepares to move on to new pursuits and a new styling business, she is holding a closing party to bid adieu to her eco-friendly clothing label Vagadu. Stop by her studio for up to 50 percent off her one-of-a-kind clothing, as well as fabric freebies and some additional surprises (we hear those include celebratory singing and some bubbly).
- Also on Monday, another eco-minded style diversion is a draw in SoMa, where local non-profit Global Action Through Fashion presents an evening on Fair Trade that includes speakers Jeff Denby of PACT Underwear, Tierra Del Forte of Del Forte Denim fame and Fair Trade USA, and Matt Reynolds and Scott Leopold of Indigenous Designs. It’s a chance to learn more about Fair Trade issues surrounding apparel production from some of the most prominent Bay Area players in the field.
- On Thursday night, it’s your chance to get crafty with your Valentine’s Day to-do list during the monthly Craft Bar with Etsy Labs event at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, during which you’ll be able to make cards and envelopes (provided by local stationary company Hello Lucky) embellished with the help of letterpress printing courtesy of the San Francisco Center for the Book and pop-artist Sister Corita’s iconic love-themed images.
- Saturday marks the opening of the much-anticipated Legion of Honor exhibition Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave, on view in San Francisco through June 5. The first American museum exhibit of the Belgian artist’s work, the show features de Borchgrave’s elaborate dresses constructed entirely of hand-painted paper. Included are gowns inspired by early European and Renaissance-era dress, as well as more contemporary examples that draw from famous couturiers such as Christian Dior and Coco Chanel.
You can find details on all of these events and more happening this week on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.
Photo courtesy of Andreas von Einsiedel for the Legion of Honor