Fashion for a good cause dominates the SF Indie Fashion Calendar in the days and weeks ahead. Read on for the details on two fund-raising fashion shows this week, as well as our regular weekly dose of trunk sales, beauty happenings and opps to shop from independent sources in San Francisco:
- Ethical fashion is the topic of the night during an Global Action Through Fashion event on Tuesday at SoMa’s The Hub. Green Content in Online Media features speakers from Ecofabulous and EcoSalon in a panel discussion focused on the many ways online media can be used to educate consumers about ethical fashion choices and eco-minded fashion industry innovations.
- On Thursday, the official opening party for Sui Generis Illa Boutique brings a chance to sip bubbly while commiserating with other fans of the shop’s high-end consignment and apparel by emerging labels. We hear the top dandy of them all, Patrick McDonald, will be making an appearance at the sure-to-be-fun fete.
- Also on Thursday, Appel & Frank Spring into Style brings a chance to scoop up locally-made apparel and accessories from 65+ vendors, indulge in mini beauty treatments and – hilariously enough – meet David Good and Jesse Kovacs of ABC’s The Bachelor Pad (whose group kissing challenge brought reality TV to new levels of germ-sharing last fall). The boys will be there signing their books. Attendees receive a free glass of wine and a gift bag. SF Indie Fashion readers can save 20 percent on the ticket price (reg. $10) with the discount code appelandfrank20 when they purchase advance tickets. We’ve also got a few pairs of free passes to give away, so be sure to check our Facebook page and Twitter for those this week.
- Once the weekend rolls around, you’ve got two chances to enjoy fashion for a good cause. Billed as the largest fashion show on the West Coast, Charity Fashion Show relocates to San Francisco from Stanford for the first time this year. Benefiting the Princess Project, the show features apparel from both mainstream (Gap, Milly, Tracy Reese) and emerging designers (Aksel Paris, Frock LA, Paul’s Hatworks) from the Bay Area and beyond. On the same night, the Give Back Gala raises funds for Career Closet and Women Inc with a dinner, silent auction and fashion show featuring FIDM alums such as Ericka Engelman and RockChiq’s Indu Arora.
You can find details on all of these events and more happening this week on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.