Stylish ways to step into October: head to the Peninsula’s Crimson Mim for a Freda Salvador Trunk Show featuring the Bay Area label’s debut footwear line, venture north to Marin for the Zohba flagship store opening from the eponymous activewear label or save your energy for the weekend, when Secession Art + Design hosts an opening reception for its latest show and Beats for Boobs brings a fashion show with local designers to mezzanine in support of breast cancer non-profits.
Well, hello, September. Suddenly, we’re almost in the middle of you. Quelle surprise! But onto this week’s events. Monday night, we’re heading to the SEE Eyewear VIP Opening Party on Market Street, where Project Runway‘s Mondo Guerra will be turning up. On Thursday, shop for a worthy cause during Conifer’s Fall Shopping Night benefiting the Homeless Prenatal Program. Once the weekend rolls around, prep for Saturday trunk shows from local sources such as Camilla Olson, Serial Cultura and Clary Sage Organics. Close it all out at the Urban Air Market, the massive outdoor independent fashion, design and art festival that hits Hayes Valley twice a year.
A mid-summer lull in events is upon us, but there are, we’re glad to report, two noteworthy San Francisco fashion events that caught our eye for the week ahead. Get a head start on the weekend while still feeling oh-so productive by popping into Thursday’s French-themed FW1 Industry Mixer for anyone interested in fashion and technology. A stacked guest list, free entry and $100 ModeWalk gift certificates to the first 300 attendees are enticing enough, but a fashion show by eco line Amour Vert and lots of locals chatting and mingling should tip the scales in favor of I’m going. Come Saturday, the place to be is the de Young Museum, where ArtPoint’s annual Bastille Day celebration goes down. Dubbed Paris is Burning this year, the gala’s tickets are pricey, but include after hours access to the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit, drinks and a chance to dance to DJ tunes through the museum’s normally-hushed halls.
With longer days and a summer vibe in the air (even if the weather isn’t exactly playing along), it’s as good a time as ever to get out and explore the City’s style scene. This week, there’s much to look forward to. Those with a haute streak will head to the Carrots Summer/Pre-Fall Collection Tour, while fans of live fashion can catch local designers on the runway during the Fashion on the Run benefit at Project One and the Freedom Fashion Show. If you’re feeling a nice solid trunk show outing, take in the vintage baubles of Sasha Maks during a trunk show on Thursday night in honor of The Factory’s new Dior-inspired collection, head to Cavallo Point on Saturday for an event featuring Colleen Mauer jewelry and get a head start on procuring that special gift for dear old dad during the Loft1513 Father’s Day Gift Buying Open House on Sunday.
A diverse mix of stylish local events awaits San Francisco this week. Kicking off Monday, SF Made Week 2012 means a chance to celebrate and explore all things made in San Francisco with factory tours, Wednesday night’s Ramp It Up fundraiser and discounts at local stores, among other happenings. Fashion-meets-tech fans will find worthy diversions in Tuesday’s Ahead of the Fashion startup pitch night and fashion show and Thursday’s Style Analytics event from SF Fashion + Tech. Come the weekend, the California College of the Arts Annual Fashion Show and the Black V fashion show offer reasons to run toward the runway.