November 27, 2014

Party Seen: SF Fashion + Tech’s French Technique

SF Fashion+Tech gave us a reason to celebrate the fashion capital’s independence. In honor of Bastille Day, designers, entrepreneurs, engineers, and media gurus gathered in SoMa for some mixing and mingling, a Paris-inspired fashion show featuring the eco-friendly apparel of Palo Alto label Amour Vert and displays from Bay Area companies such as ModeWalk and LIFT by Yappo.

Below some images from the festivities. You’ll find more on our Facebook page.

A fashion show by Amour Vert capped off the evening.

From the Amour Vert fashion show

More San Francisco fashion events

Photography by Jennymay Villarete

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:

  • Make it to Thursday this week, and you’ll be rewarded with two go-out-worthy events. First, there’s the Fashionistette Sip & Shop Trunk Show at Hayes Valley’s Sugar Lounge, where labels such as Black Halo and Rich & Skinny will be going for up to 70 percent off. Also that night, there’s the Red Tie Launch Party, a pre-party for the main gala event in November that benefits the Little Sisters of the Poor and St. Anne’s Home in San Francisco. What’s so stylish about it (other than giving back, of course)? A wearable art installation from Academy of Art students, as well as complimentary bevs, food and tunes.
  • When Friday rolls around, the charitable spirit continues with This Old Bag, a benefit for the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Attendees will eat, drink and be merry while bidding on coveted designer handbags once owned by celebrities, socialites and prominent vintage collectors.
  • Come Saturday, Swap SF returns to San Francisco for an afternoon of “free shopping” that promises plenty of people elbowing their way through tables of cast-off clothing in search of newfound treasures. Bring clothes to swap, and you’re in for $6. Those without swappables pay an extra $5 at the door. Thanks to ongoing drink specials, part of the fun is downing liquid courage while you’re on the hunt.
  • And last but not least, this weekend also marks the autumn installment of  Capsule, held twice a year in Hayes Valley. Head there on Sunday for a slew of local, independent designers and artists offering all manner of apparel, jewelry, t-shirts, art and wearables.

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

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events This Week

This month has been full of sample sales, fashion parties, trunk shows and much more, but as August comes to a close, its last week is relatively quiet.  Luckily, three events have come to the rescue to bring you your fashion fix.

  • The Etsy Craft Bar kicks off the week’s events on Thursday (6 – 9 p.m.) where you can revamp an old t-shirt or decorate one provided by Buffalo Exchange.  Then learn to knit and crochet at the Stitch ‘n Bitch workshop while enjoying refreshments from Trumer Pils.
  • On Saturday (12 – 6 p.m.), Market SF’s Artist Market continues to bring over 50 featured local artists and designers for you to peruse for local indie fashions and art.

That’s not all—if you haven’t made it over to these recently-opened boutiques, the quieter vibe in the city this week means it’s the perfect time to visit.

  • In the Marina, check out Heritage Row Clothing Boutique as it features a row of pieces made for any occasion against it’s mod grey and white interiors.
  • Head to Union Square for a look at the edgy, hard-to-find exclusives from labels such as Christian Peau, forme d’expression and Guidi, now housed in newly-opened Downtown.
  • New to the Marina’s Chestnut shopping drap, Marine Layer has has quietly opened and awaits dudes in need of soft shirts with lots of colors and options, as well as – we hear – shuffleboard.
  • Be sure to explore Inner Richmond’s, Seedstore, the rare clothing store in the area that opened earlier this month has vintage finds along with brands like Schott NYC and Alley Collection among others for both men and women.

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

Photo: Heritage Row

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 events, fashion shows and places to shop from independent sources.  This week is no exception. Here’s our pick of top events this week:

  • First up, The Haberdash will be offering men’s fashion events throughout the week, but we recommend checking out Wednesday’s fashion show (7 – 9 p.m.) where local men can be found walking down the runway in the latest fall attire.  Enjoy the view while sipping on cocktails from Distillery No. 209.  Tickets are $15.
  • On Thursday, celebrate the launch of new Inner Richmond boutique Seedstore (6 – 9 p.m.), where they love bringing a mix of new women’s and men’s apparel, as well as vintage goods to the Clement Street retail scene.
  • Find out who’s who in the San Francisco fashion scene at this Sunday’s San Francisco Fashion Awards while also enjoying drinks, music and other entertainment. But before you go, make sure your favorites win by casting your vote.

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