May 25, 2015

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events May 2-8

Dress by Amelia Statler from the 2010 Academy of Art University spring fashion show.

After you’ve figured out how to thank dear mom for all she’s done, there are plenty of ways to indulge in local fashion this week. For that, we turn to the SF Indie Fashion Calendar. In the days ahead, we’ll be prepping for a fun night of wearable crafting, a Berkeley trunk show at and a much-anticipated annual student fashion showcase.

  • The week stays relatively quiet until Thursday, when you can head to the monthly installment of the etsy Craft Bar at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art. During the evening event, learn how to screenprint imagery by featured artist Sister Corita onto posters, t-shirts and tote bags.
  • On Friday and Saturday, scope out wearable art during the de Young Museum’s ARTWEAR event taking place all day in the Piazzoni Murals Room. You’ll find textile art, apparel and jewelry on offer from such artists as Judith Content, Angelina DeAntonis, Carol Lee Shanks, Jenne Giles, Alice Roche, Ava Austin, Marna Clark and Reiko Miyagi.
  • The Rue Atelier Mother’s Day Trunk Show offers a reason to head east on Saturday. The Berkeley boutique will be hosting Bay Area designer Maureen Dougherty and her sustainable apparel line, as well as San Francisco jewelry designer Stephanie Arata. Sustainable wine and vegan snacks are an added draw.
  • Also on Saturday, the Academy of Art University welcomes the public to its annual Spring Fashion Show, featuring collections from graduating students. Always a polished show, the event offers an opportunity to view inventive apparel by young talents – for free. But here’s the rub: seating is first-come, first-served, and the house is usually packed. So if you want in, we’d recommend heading down to the school’s Brannan Street tent well in advance of the 2 p.m. start time.

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 Feb. 28-March 6

And just like that, bye bye to February. As we March ahead, we turn to the SF Indie Fashion Calendar in search of events sure to keep San Francisco fashion lovers entertained. Read on for our weekly dose of trunk sales, beauty happenings, fashion shows and places to shop from independent sources. Our pick of top San Francisco fashion events this week:

  • Once the weekend rolls around, events combining fashion, shopping and worthy causes abound. First up, there’s L’Affaire, a fashion show benefiting Project Night Night’s programs supporting children.
  • Saturday’s Mission United fete at Public Works (wow has this place been busy lately) offers a chance to celebrate one of our favorite neighborhoods with food, music, fashion and general Mission-approved debauchery. The fashion component of the event includes a trunk show and style installations by Five & Diamond, The Mission Statement, Isso, Miranda Caroligne and Unavakin, among others. Proceeds benefit worthy recipients such as the San Francisco General Hospital and its Dr. Rick Psychiatric Department Volunteer & Rehab Services, Root Division and SFSmiles.
  • Over the weekend, two daytime shopping events give San Franciscans reason to escape the City. Head north on Saturday to Greenbrae for the Marin Store Sample Sale, featuring local labels and designers such as Amy Fink, ANYI LU, Bettina, Gold & Citrus, Isharya, juleselin, Kathy Kamei, MENK and Mette Vangso. On both Saturday and Sunday, the annual Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale means a chance to hunt for secondhand and vintage treasures on offer during what’s considered to be the largest rummage sale in Northern California while helping to raise much-needed funds for the museum’s many programs.

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