Whether or not you’re headed back to school, fresh takes on studious style go perfectly with fall fashion. Get an Ivy League-inspired look with a preppy plaid wrap skirt, dark brown oxford heels by a San Francisco shoe company and a leather and canvas tote from local label Joshu+Vela.
Say goodbye to oversized tees, slouchy harem pants and boyfriend sweaters. San Francisco—based company Chaiken and Capone is back after several years off the radar and is quickly reviving beautifully tailored fashion with its new fall and holiday collections.
This year’s San Francisco Fashion Week went out with a bang last Sunday night at its third runway show of the week, which focused on couture and avant garde designs. Held at Madrone Studios in the SOMA, the show featured local designers Vio Gemini, Ken Chen, Aya Yuroha and Diane Oo, Jackie Princeau, Homme by Dahae Elyse Kimm and Camelia Skikos.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the rebelliously chic Allure Leather Jacket, $950, from San Francisco designer Ken Chen. Check out the matching leather pants for the ultimate biker chic look or take in Chen’s latest during the SFFMA’s Fashion Week Runway Show 3: Avant Garde/Couture on Sunday in San Francisco.
As guests of last Saturday’s Mélange Fashion Show walked into the San Francisco Design Center to an array of dancers performing a modern routine, it became instantly obvious that this was not going to be your typical fashion show.