May 30, 2015

Runway Recap: Fashion For a Cause at 111 Minna Gallery

On Thursday in SoMa, Tracy Bryan and the National MS Society hosted Fashion For A Cause at 111 Minna to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis. Proceeds from the event benefited MS education and services. Local designers flaunted their lines in a high energy fashion show, and local retailers such as Heliotrope presented their latest products in a vibrant atmosphere. Patrons, models, retailers and designers filled the venue in anticipation of the looks that would make their way down the catwalk. Here are a few choice picks from the show:

PACE Clothing was the first designer to send their looks down the runway:

WORKSF sent casual, cool looks down the runway that definitely turned heads:

Elegant silk dresses added to the line-up brought an air of sophistication to the evening:

Other designers featured at the event included Mary Meg Rossi, Amarantine, Invisible Heroes, Rock Chiq, Masha Archer, Melissa Bolin, Stephanie Edwards Designs, Lisa Lebow Jewelry and Zansus Purses.

After the show, a few lucky winners received raffle prizes that entitled them to enjoyable treats from retailers across the City, and the crowd was serenaded with a couple more songs to boogie down to before we called it a night.

Photography courtesy of Ed Jay

Snap Judgment: The Harbinger Co. Bamboo Earrings

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: these dangling delights, $44, are designed, made and packaged here in the San Francisco Bay Area; along with the rest of the The Harbinger Co. products. The triangles are made of bamboo, while gold-filled hardware forms the hooks. [Read more...]

Snap Judgement: Ichi-V Yasashii Wallet

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: this 100 percent cotton and denim, retro-flower wallet, on sale for $35, (reg. $50), is one of the newest handmade creations to be released from San Francisco-based Ichi-V, maker of handbags and accessories in sunny, colorful patterns.

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We Came, We Saw, We Shopped: Indie Mart

A glorious mélange of independent fashion, arts and crafts, home decor, wood work (and don’t forget the alcohol) can be found at Indie Mart. We went to check out what the ‘mart had to offer us in the way of fashion this past Sunday on Wisconsin Street. A look at a few of the vendors we encountered along the way: [Read more...]