May 23, 2015

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events Dec. 13-19

With the holiday season in full swing, the SF Indie Fashion Calendar is full of events to keep San Francisco fashion lovers busy with trunk sales, beauty happenings, fashion shows and opportunities to shop from independent sources. Here’s our pick of top San Francisco fashion and style events this week:

  • Start the week off with an opulent evening of Mad Men-inspired, eco-friendly fashion during the 6th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala. Tickets may be steep ($250 and up), but proceeds benefit Global Green, and the evening promises enticements such as an eco-fashion show and an appearance by Mad Men’s Alison Brie.
  • Kicking off on Tuesday at 440 Brannan Studio is the three-day gr.dano Holiday Size Sale, which means a chance to scoop up this local label’s architectural women’s apparel at up to 75 percent off retail. The catch? Only two sizes will be available each day, so you’ll have to head down to the SoMa location on the day that suits you best.
  • East Bay jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning, best known for fashioning semi-precious and precious stones into organically-shaped baubles, opens her first retail store on Thursday in Berkeley. Swing by for wine and Champagne, as well as 20 percent off everything in the shop.
  • Once the weekend rolls around, we’d recommend knocking the last items off your list with a visit to a multi-designer shopping event featuring local talents. Two to try: The Renegade Craft Fair, taking place in SoMa at the Concourse Exhibition Center, and Indie Bazaar 3, which goes down at the Metreon. Both events will have a slew of worthy folks selling all manner of clothing, accessories and giftables for men, women and children.

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:

  • Take a fashionable break mid-week during a Spring/Summer 2011 preview event from San Francisco label gr.dano, whose designers Brian Scheyer and Jill Giordano were chosen to participate in this year’s prestigious California Design Biennial and also featured in the 2010 7×7 magazine Style Council. Held at 440 Brannan Studio in SoMa, the event features a live model exhibit, as well as vino and other refreshments. The full SF Indie Fashion crew will be in attendance, along with folks from Polyvore and The Chic Spy.
  • Thursday brings the start of the Liz Palacios Sample Sale, which marks the only time the San Francisco-based jewelry company’s headquarters will be open to the public all year. Stop by for discounted prices (many below wholesale) on the line’s accessories made with Swarovski crystals, enamel and semi-precious stones. The sale runs 10 am-6 pm on Thursday and Friday.
  • Come Thursday night, style hounds from all over San Francisco will have reason to celebrate during San Francisco Style 2010 festivities. In an effort to highlight fashion and style in San Francisco (a la Fashion’s Night Out in New York), the citywide event includes an eco-fashion show at the Bently Reserve, a pop-up shop featuring local designers at SPUR and late store hours at boutiques in numerous neighborhoods. You’ll find individual event details on the San Francisco Style Facebook page.
  • Once the weekend rolls around, it’s a fine time to kick off your holiday shopping during Sunday’s Thread at the Metreon. Along with a slew of local and independent fashion and accessories designers offering great deals on merchandise (up to 80 percent off retail), the event promises live fashion presentations, giveaways, beauty perks at the complimentary hair and makeup style lounge, a clothing swap and drink specials. Admission is $1o at the door, $5 with an advance RSVP and $8 if you show proof of your arrival by public transportation or bring a bag of clothing to swap.

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

SF Indie Fashion is a Thread media sponsor.

Sneak Peek: gr.dano Spring/Summer 2011

A relaxed take on structure and the introduction of color are the key elements of the gr.dano Spring/Summer 2011 collection[Read more...]

Dress for Less: gr.dano Sample Sale


If there’s a San Francisco-based fashion label that’s getting the lion’s share of the fashion buzz lately, it’s got to be gr.dano. Not only was the brand selected recently for the California Design Biennial (past honorees have include the likes of Rodarte and Trina Turk), but we hear through our trusty sources that a slew of celebs and more than a few prominent fashion publications have been scoping the line for upcoming appearances and style shoots. For the time being, we’ll stay mum on the particulars, but suffice to say that this is one local label poised for recognition far beyond the Bay Area.

And that’s all the more reason to head to the first gr.dano trunk show and sample sale, taking place today and tomorrow at 440 Brannan Studio, where you’ll often find the label’s Jill Giordano and Brian Scheyer hard at work on the line. It’s a rare chance to snag current and past season items from the line at up to 80 percent off retail.

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Museum Quality: gr.dano Chosen for California Design Biennial

jill-giordano-brian-scheyer-copyLocal designers Jill Giordano and Brian Scheyer of gr.dano will soon see their architectural women’s apparel in a setting that goes far beyond the racks. Beginning in July, the designers’ work will be featured in the prestigious California Design Biennial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

Titled Action/Reaction and featuring fashion honorees curated by former Women’s Wear Daily West Coast Bureau Chief Rose Apodaca, this year’s show continues the exhibition’s tradition of highlighting the most significant and innovative fashion, architectural, graphic and industrial designs produced in California over the last two years.

The exhibit puts gr.dano in especially esteemed company. Along with fellow 2010 honorees in the show such as Koi Suwannagate and Raven Kaufmann, past fashion honorees have included the likes of Rodarte, Magda Berliner, Phillip Lim and Trina Turk.

Want to view gr.dano locally? You’ll find the label at local stores such as Wonderland and 440 Brannan Studio.

The California Design Biennial will be on view July 18-Nov. 7, 2010.


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