December 17, 2014

Have You Evers: Lesley Evers Spring ’11

The Sophie (left), $195, features three-quarter sleeves and a mid-thigh length, while the Tilda, $245, channels '50's chic.

Vintage appeal awaits in the long-sleeved Pauline (left), $265. The easy-going Tess, $195, remains versatile and universally flattering in double-knit with an empire waist.

Going all night is overrated. It’s going all day that’s the real challenge. To help with that, there’s Lesley Evers, a Berkeley-based designer whose easy-to-wear dresses, tunics and skirts pair poppy prints and cheery hues with updated takes on retro-minded silhouettes.

For summer, Evers’ eponymous line includes day dresses, A-line skirts and classic tunics in prints ranging from mod graphic dots to oversized blooms. Cinched waists on styles such as the Tilda and Pauline bring structure to those who seek it, while options like the Sophie and Tess shown here are as comfortable and forgiving to wear as they are feminine.

Want to see the latest from Evers one fine day soon? It’s available in boutiques around the country, but Bay Area fans can head to Oakland’s Bella Vita tomorrow for a trunk show featuring bubbly and the latest from the local line.

More local designers….

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events April 11-17

Bay Area fashion fans won’t be bored this week, thanks to the sheer variety of style-minded events on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar in the days ahead. What’s in store? Oh just the City’s biggest live fashion competition, a nightclub runway show featuring local designers, a vintage fashion fair, a noteworthy Berkeley trunk show, the preview night for Discarded to Divine and much, much more.

  • Start the week off with a bang by heading to the Fashion Feud Final Competition on Tuesday night, when the winning designers from the three previous rounds will compete in a rapid-fire 60-minute sewing competition while attendees drink, mingle and shop from local vendors. Once designers Crystal Hermann, Kryztina Lazar and Sally Marie Hahn have completed their garments, models will compete in a walk-off before judges Joseph Domingo, Zoe Hong and John Robblee.
  • On Thursday, Project Ethos brings an evening of local art, music and fashion to the clubby-club atmosphere of Ruby Skye. During the 10 p.m. fashion show, local names such as MENK, Danielle Pettee and Zoe Hong will show their apparel alongside the Frederick’s of Hollywood swimwear collection.
  • Friday evening brings the first chance to view the apparel, accessories and items for the home created by local and nationally-recognized designers for Discarded to Divine, an annual fashion event and auction showcasing work made using cast-off or recycled textiles in support of St. Vincent de PaulĀ  Society and its programs. While the main event isn’t until April 28, a free preview night at the de Young Museum offers the public a chance to view for the first time garments from designers such as Louisa Parris, gr.dano, Christopher Collins, Connie Walkershaw, Shay Miles and many others.
  • Once Saturday sets in, there are two reasons to hit the Bay Bridge. The all-day Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire brings over 50 vendors offering apparel and accessories for men and women hailing from as far back as the Victorian era to the 1980′s. If you missed the recent Vintage Fashion Expo, this is another excellent opportunity to scope out professional vintage dealers and their wares. For new merch from independent sources, head to Berkeley for the Rue Atelier Spring Trunk Show, featuring apparel by Sofie Olgaard, hats by O’Lover Hats milliner Elwyn Crawford and scents from perfumer Ineke Ruhland. All designers will be in the store for the event, and you’ll also find bubbly and treats sweetening the deal.

You can find details on all of these events and more happening this week on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

Snap Judgment: Momoca

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Our very-visual, chatter-free snap judgment of the day: Berkeley-based label Momoca.

Recap: Cody Sai’s Bay Area Launch

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On Friday, Berkeley native and New York-based independent designer Cody Adler-McAllister brought selections from his newly-launched Cody Sai label to the Bay Area for a cocktail reception at Ideas in Motion Studio.

During the event, Adler-McAllister (below, middle) and models donning spring 2010 Cody Sai looks mingled with the crowd over cocktails. We look forward to seeing more from this F.I.T. grad, who just happens to count legendary Dutch-born designer Koos van den Akker (of Cosby sweater fame) as his chief mentor.

For more pics, check out the album on Cody Sai’s Facebook page.

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And one more after the jump….

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Fashion, Food, Wine: East Bay Style Collective

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Looking for more? You’ll always find fabulous Bay Area fashion events listed on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar…..