May 29, 2015

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events March 28-April 3

Fashion for a good cause dominates the SF Indie Fashion Calendar in the days and weeks ahead. Read on for the details on two fund-raising fashion shows this week, as well as our regular weekly dose of trunk sales, beauty happenings and opps to shop from independent sources in San Francisco:

  • Ethical fashion is the topic of the night during an Global Action Through Fashion event on Tuesday at SoMa’s The Hub. Green Content in Online Media features speakers from Ecofabulous and EcoSalon in a panel discussion focused on the many ways online media can be used to educate consumers about ethical fashion choices and eco-minded fashion industry innovations.
  • On Thursday, the official opening party for Sui Generis Illa Boutique brings a chance to sip bubbly while commiserating with other fans of the shop’s high-end consignment and apparel by emerging labels. We hear the top dandy of them all, Patrick McDonald, will be making an appearance at the sure-to-be-fun fete.
  • Also on Thursday, Appel & Frank Spring into Style brings a chance to scoop up locally-made apparel and accessories from 65+ vendors, indulge in mini beauty treatments and – hilariously enough – meet David Good and Jesse Kovacs of ABC’s The Bachelor Pad (whose group kissing challenge brought reality TV to new levels of germ-sharing last fall). The boys will be there signing their books. Attendees receive a free glass of wine and a gift bag. SF Indie Fashion readers can save 20 percent on the ticket price (reg. $10) with the discount code appelandfrank20 when they purchase advance tickets. We’ve also got a few pairs of free passes to give away, so be sure to check our Facebook page and Twitter for those this week.
  • Once the weekend rolls around, you’ve got two chances to enjoy fashion for a good cause. Billed as the largest fashion show on the West Coast, Charity Fashion Show relocates to San Francisco from Stanford for the first time this year. Benefiting the Princess Project, the show features apparel from both mainstream (Gap, Milly, Tracy Reese) and emerging designers (Aksel Paris, Frock LA, Paul’s Hatworks) from the Bay Area and beyond. On the same night, the Give Back Gala raises funds for Career Closet and Women Inc with a dinner, silent auction and fashion show featuring FIDM alums such as Ericka Engelman and RockChiq’s Indu Arora.

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

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events This Week

The SF Indie Fashion Calendar is always full of events to keep San Francisco fashion lovers busy with trunk sales, beauty happenings, fashion shows and places to shop from independent sources.  This week is no exception. Here’s our pick of top events this week:

  • Start your style forays off this week by immersing yourself in the business of fashion and technology during RetailCamp San Francisco, a day-long conference exploring the intersection of fashion, social media and retail commerce. Aimed at business owners, the event is also open to bloggers, students and anyone interested in fashion and technology.
  • On Thursday night, head to SoMa and Fashion for a Cause, a benefit for the MS Society featuring local labels such as Kitty Andrews, Work SF, Invisible Hero and Rock Chiq, as well as a special guest designer from Sex & the City.
  • On Saturday, get your fashion fix starting early with a trip to the Mission for the Look Around Fashion Crawl & Trunk Show, which is part of the larger art exhibition Celebrate! San Francisco at the Mission Cultural Center. The fashion crawl starts at 1 p.m. and features outdoor fashion presentations and performances. A trunk show and reception follows and offers a chance to meet and shop from local, independent designers and businesses.
  • Later that day, explore fashion’s ethical frontiers during the Vegan Fashion Show, part of the Vegetarian World Fair taking place in San Francisco over the weekend. The first fashion show of its kind to hit the City, the afternoon event features a bevy of designers who create apparel without the use of fur, leather or animal byproducts. One of our faves? Cri de Coeur, maker of ethical, stylish footwear.

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

Photography courtesy of Cri de Coeur