Spotted at last week’s launch event for Fashion Incubator SF: everyone from Former Mayor Willie Brown to designers such as Zoe Hong, Joseph Domingo and the gr.dano team to media notables such as 7×7 President Todd Sotkiewicz and the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Anastasia Hendrix.
Oh hello, March. Thank you oh-so-much for the stylish week ahead. What to do? Start off with an evening of fashion and technology during the second Ahead of the Fashion event, if you can finagle a ticket, that is. More opps to mix with the tech crowd come with Wednesday’s SF Fashion + Tech Fashionably 1st Wednesdays meetup. Continue on at Gallery of Jewels in Union Square for at Baubles & Style, an evening that promises many lovely accessories made by independent artists alongside the styling know-how of Rachel Fauman. Come Friday, mingle with men’s fashion designer and Walter van Beirendonck protege Andrea Cammarosano at the Modern Appealing Clothing – M.A.C. reception celebrating the arrival of his spring collection. Over the weekend, find further diversion with a real, live drill team and the fashions of Lemon Twist during the local label’s customer appreciation party or head east for an opening of artist Brendan Garbee’s work at jewelry boutique Crown Nine.
For spring, Palo Alto’s Camilla Olson continues her polished, ladylike approach to contemporary women’s apparel with a collection of sophisticated pieces like a tucked crepe jacket and a sleeveless sheathe dress alongside ageless items such as a semi-sheer tee and a woven vest that could be prim or delightfully edgy, depending on the wearer and styling.
February, how quickly you clip by. With a little help from the style happenings on the horizon, we’re betting this seven-day stretch will go just as fast as the last. Slide into the week by using the last of the long weekend to take advantage of Presidents’ Day Sales, including one going down at indie boutique Nooworks. Midweek, indulge in unique finds at the latest All Vintage Everything throw-down in the Mission. There are also two sweet street photography-tinged events, independent designers on display during Saturday night’s Project fashion show and flea market pop-ups at Fort Mason and on Treasure Island.
San Francisco’s Betabrand, maker of such quirkily appealing apparel for men as the Sweatpant Dresspant, is making a play for the ladies. Debuting this week, the first item in its burgeoning women’s collection continues the label’s because-we-can approach to fashion with the Elope Dress, a little lace number just as ready for quick and easy matrimony as it is beat up boots and a denim jacket.