For proof that fashion can be about more than looking good, look no further than Designing for a Difference, a student-organized fashion show held this past Saturday evening at the African American Cultural Center. Its goal? To raise money for much-needed sewing machines and supplies for San Francisco State University design students.
Fashion for a good cause drew many out on a recent Thursday night to Mission boutique Hangr16 for the re-launch of the Wildlife Works Fashion Collection, a line of organic cotton, carbon-neutral clothing for men, women and children that helps create jobs in rural Kenya. Along with its socially-responsible take on style, the clothing appeals with simple shapes, neutral hues and easy wearability.
Design, music, free hugs, sunshine, and a do-it-yourself attitude were on display at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill during Sunday’s Indie Mart, where local designers show off wares ranging from to tiny top hats to hardcore harnesses for Bay Area shoppers, all while supporting the Kelly Malone Cancer Fund (all donations went to the fund).
Among the stylish San Francisco happenings to look forward to this week are a jewelry class taught by a longtime local designer, a breast cancer fashion fundraiser, a Hayes Valley trunk show and a two-day indie shopping opp. Intrigued? You’ll find the details on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.
With a holiday weekend on the horizon, we’re practically punchy with excitement. Good thing there are ample stylish adventures to keep us occupied. As always, you’ll find this week’s top San Francisco fashion events on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar, but we’ve called out some of our favorite events below.