May 28, 2015

In Pane Sight: perch

perch, 654 Chenery St., San Francisco

In the window at perch: handcrafted home decor items, designer kitchen supplies, jewelry and more wait inside this charming boutique just around the corner from the Glen Park BART station.

Be sure to check out the iPad case from collaborators Ork Posters and DODOCase. Its San Francisco street map in the form of literary icons etched onto a chic, yet tough shell looks so similar to a Moleskine notebook that casual observers may never know the difference.

Photography courtesy of Lindsay Harte

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The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events Feb. 14-20

Fashion Week may be in full swing in New York, but you can still play stylishly on the Left Coast, thanks to the SF Indie Fashion Calendar. This week, there are plenty of events to keep San Francisco fashion lovers busy with trunk sales, beauty happenings, fashion shows and places to shop from independent sources. Here’s our pick of top San Francisco fashion events this week:

  • Whether you’re seriously in love or plan to spend all day mock-vomiting in protest of the holiday’s general gushiness, you can spend Valentine’s Day falling in love (or like like) with local fashion, thanks to Lovesick 4, the (you guessed it) fourth annual fashion show from Alexandria von Bromssen. Prepare for apparel and accessories with a dark streak, as well as a trunk show, drinky drinks and live music from the Goldenhearts. The fashion show includes designers and labels Alexandria von Bromssen, Tamo Designs, Silver Lucy, My Dirty Dishes, Miss Velvet Cream, RAG-DOLL Designs by Larissa Verdussen, Ms G Designs, Fluidance and Jasmin Zorlu Millinery.
  • On Thursday, two events have caught our eye. First up, it’s Project San Francisco, which will feature collections by emerging designers such as Elizabeth Kay, Nneka and Zoe Hong at The Summit. Donations for Dress for Success will be accepted at the event, whose proceeds will benefit the non-profit and the San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance.
  • Also on Thursday, the design-minded among us will no doubt be intrigued by an evening with the founders of local accessories company DODOcase, whose covers for iPads and Kindles are handmade using bookbinding techniques and have turned the company into a multimillion dollar success story in under a year. Presented by SFMade, the event will offer insight into growing a brand that’s locally-made, yet nationally recognized.
  • With the long weekend, there’s even more reason to feel festive on Sunday. A great place for fashions of local fashion to do that: Sunday Funday at the Factory, a new SoMa destination that offers designers production services and shoppers access to its own in-house line of locally-made apparel.

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