When the San Francisco Fashion Week Ready to Wear fashion show began, the prevailing vibe in the room for the second runway presentation in a week-long series of events celebrating local fashion was relaxed yet refined. While typical spring show runways are filled with floral prints and sandals, our City’s have layers and rich printed fabrics. Each collection seemed ready to outfit every kind of San Franciscan. Read on for our favorites from the show.
Part of San Francisco Fashion Week, the cozy knits of local designer Scott Ian McFarlene paired easygoing wearability with eye-catching patterns and varied textures. Our contributing photographer Jennymay Villarete snapped a few choice looks from the cozy collection during the designer’s Fashion Week preview in SoMa last week.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the luxurious Lacehole Leggings, $245, part of the new fall line-up from San Francisco knitwear label Micaela Greg. Made of super-soft Italian Merino wool, the sheer black leggings featured an artful starburst pattern that brings visual interest to covered gams.
Oakland furniture designer Jason Lees has launched his first jewelry collection made using the same materials and aesthetic present in his handcrafted pieces for the home and inspired by minimalist sculpture, Japanese design, African tribal art and California mid-century modern craft. With a long track record of producing high quality goods in the Bay Area, Lees has serious ties to the local maker scene: he’s married to SFMade champion Janet Lees.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the Midnight Rendezvous nightgown, $138, part of the new fall line-up from eco-minded San Francisco company Snoa Sleepwear. Made of super-soft modal fabric with fleece cuffs for warmth, the aim of this night creature is to stay toasty, but still attractive, thanks to a flattering shape, plunging back, side slit and flirtatious hemline.