Summah, summah-ty-ime. This week we hope to be able to press pause on the space heater humming away in the corner and welcome a hint of sun. But no matter what happens, we’ll be warming up to local fashion events. A few of our favorite San Francisco fashion happenings follow, and, as always, you’ll find the details on these and more on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.
- We hope there are three of you on Thursday night, because there are three worthy events happening at exactly the same time. So step one, clone yourself (then do it again). Next head to 440 Brannan Studio for Jonathan Rising, an event featuring the Japanese-inspired knitwear of Academy of Art and Rodarte alum Jonathan David Baker at 44o Brannan Studio. Adding to the intrigue, the event promises sushi and sake.
- Across Market Street in a very stylish shop, those on the list will gather to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Poetic and Chic, the art- and fashion-minded blog from local writer and designer Annie Wilson. Who knows, maybe we’ll see you there.
- Over in Hayes Valley on the same night, fans of style blogger Jessica Quirk’s What I Wore blog will congregate to celebrate her new book of the same name at Azalea boutique during an event hosted by ShopItToMe.
- Sunday marks the return of Indie Mart after an eight-month hiatus. As you might expect, it’s sure to be full of debaucherous D.I.Y., local fashion, music and interactive antics ranging from sexy makeovers by Fox & Doll to terrarium making with Flora Grubb. Admission is a $3-$5 sliding scale suggested donation, and all proceeds go toward founder Kelly Malone’s ongoing cancer treatments.
You can find details on all of these events and more happening this week on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.
The last party at Hayes Valley shop Cary Lane drew over 400 guests to its stylish subterranean environs, and we’re betting this Friday’s shindig will continue the store’s rep for combining fashion with good times. Reasons to go: free drinks and apps, 30 percent off storewide and the launch of the private label’s new online store.
Celebrating the arrival of the brand new web shop for the store’s in-house men’s shirt line, the Cary Lane Summer Party promises deals on the already discounted designer samples hanging from the racks, a 10:30 p.m. raffle featuring prizes from a slew of local sponsors, tunes courtesy of DJ Corey Sleazemore and plenty to eat and drink.
For more about the shirt line, check out all the fun we had at the launch party last fall.
More upcoming San Francisco fashion events…
SF Indie Fashion is a Cary Lane media sponsor
The new Gangs of San Francisco store opened with a bash in Hayes Valley last night, and we were able to stop by for a sneak peek of the space before the shindig. The shop, built by Kelly Malone, impressed with its creative reuse of materials, while the San Francisco-themed t-shirts gave us a stylish lesson in local history.
Founded by designer Laureano Faedi, who’s designed t-shirt graphics for such companies such as Levi’s and Gap, the homegrown label has long been a staple at local shopping events such as Capsule and Indie Mart. The diminutive retail shop, formerly Fecal Face Gallery, doubles as Faedi’s workspace and offers a chance to shop the entire line of shirts inspired by Bay Area history.
“It’s almost like a way to help keep that history alive,” says Faedi of his shirts ($30-$50), which are printed almost exclusively using water-based inks and feature designs adapted from signs, lettering and imagery culled from photographs and ephemera depicting now-defunct local landmarks, businesses and sports teams.
A limited edition t-shirt featuring long-closed restaurant Zim’s was on offer for the opening night. Only 50 shirts were made. Others pay homage to the Sutro Baths, the Greater San Francisco Speedway, Ohlone Native Americans and Playland at the Beach. In addition to shirts, the shop also carries sweatshirts, prints featuring San Francisco neighborhood and landmark names and graphic pillows.
Want to see it for yourself? Find Faedi in his new shop on Sundays (12-4 p.m.) and Wednesdays (3-8 p.m.) for now. He’ll also be tweeting special hours.