It’s a quieter week than most in San Francisco style land, what with Burning Man drawing droves to the desert and the long weekend ahead beckoning others on late summer jaunts. If you’re City-bound, take heart. You can learn how to manufacture locally with SFMade on Tuesday, mingle with other Bay Area fashion industry folks during Thursday’s Fashion Social at The Factory or party amid art, fashion and music at the latest installment of RAW SF. Friday wouldn’t be complete without a stop by the Snakeskin Kaleidoscope at Fiat Lux, where Oakland jewelry designer Katie of Hart Variations will be unveiling all-new and one-of-a-kind wearable art made using a found snakeskin with rare rainbow hues.
If it’s local fashion you seek, there’s much to do in the week ahead. Start on Tuesday night with a visit to Terra Gallery for the Effen Vodka party and a showing of new work by San Francisco designer Bacca Da Silva. Later in the week, load up on last-minute looks for Burning Man during Wild Feather’s Pre-Playa Sale, shop local during 440 Brannan’s Mission Meets SoMa event featuring designers from The Mission Statement, scope out style on the silver screen at the San Francisco International Fashion Film Festival, meet the creative world of Fashionist’s Mai Le as part of the latest SF Creative Mornings event and, last but not least, get inspired by the magnificently edgy Japanese fashion on display as part of this year’s two-day J-Pop Summit.
For independent fashion fun this week in San Francisco, we’ve got our eye on events for work and play. Wednesday’s SFFAMA Google+ Workshop at FIDM promises tips and tricks for leveraging the social media platform to its fullest. On Friday, a Lower Bernal/Mission destination for independent design celebrates five years with the Secession 5th Anniversary Party full of art, jewelry and apparel by established and emerging artists and designers. Once the weekend rolls around, pick up bits and bobs for Burning Man at the Beyond the Fence Trunk Show, hunt down deals at the BCBG Ella Moss Sample Sale or check out baubles and Serial Cultura apparel in the East Bay with a stop by Shibumi Gallery’s Summer Party.
The week ahead is a quieter one than most where local fashion is concerned, but three events stand out. On Friday, SFMade offers a chance to see the inner workings of the fashion biz during its latest local fashion factory tour. Saturday brings an all-day opening party for new Haight Street boutique Wild Feather, and, on Sunday, the annual Fashion on the Square event delivers a fashion show featuring San Francisco’s Joseph Domingo alongside apparel from a varied mix that includes Old Navy, Apple Bottoms, Keneuoe, Dark Garden and San Francisco State University student designers, among others.
San Francisco’s style landscape is heating up this week, thanks to a bevy of events for those who love local fashion. As usual, Thursday evening brings a crowded calendar, with the latest installment of RAW SF, the kickoff of the Crimson Mim Summer Speaker Series, Loft 1513′s Mid-Summer Fashion Soiree and a Madewell event featuring Honestly…WTF? blogger Erica Chan Coffman. Once the weekend rolls around, there’s the 4th annual Styling the Modern Man Gala, the return of Treasure Island Flea, the very first ModCloth Academy and, a highlight on Saturday night, the Passport to Rio Fashion Show from Bianca Starr productions featuring apparel by nelou‘s global roster of independent designers.