May 27, 2015

Runway Recap: SF Style Eco Fashion Show

For a show that was billed to be a premier fashion event of the holiday season, reminiscent of Fashion Night Out in New York City, last week’s SF Style 2010 Eco Fashion Show definitely had room for improvement. The ballroom at the Bentley Reserve was picture-perfect. Unfortunately, the large venue was not filled to capacity, and it seemed that the models lacked experience as they walked the runway. However, the eye-catching designs from Lorian Lindsay, Ethos Paris, Oda and Rachel Znerold were worthy of their spot on the runway. Overall, this event has a lot of potential and we would like to see what it may evolve into in the future.

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(L-R) Rachel Znerold; Oda's Angie Kim, Maggie Kim, & Mandalyn Begay; Lorian Lindsay.

Photography by Christophe Tomatis

Spring is in the Air: Meet Lorian Lindsay

She’s pronounced Lori- Anne not Lor-rain or any thing else you can think of, and her new spring collection is adorable. Having met Lorian Lindsay myself, I can tell you her new spring 2011 collection emulates her chic sophistication and attention to retro femininity while still being fresh and  hip. Above are my favorite looks from her spring 2011 lookbook. Dying for your own little piece of Lorian Lindsay? Buy her pieces online or at  Dahlia, Duke et Duchess, Wonderland and 440 BRANNAN.

This post originally appeared on Modelina Michelle.

Designs by Lorian Lindsay; Publicist, Rena Ramirez; Photos by Bob Hsiang; Styling by Kelly Pentecost + Michelle Ruiz;  Hair + Make-up Veronica Sjoen; Models, Sanela Inajetovic, Jenna Fuchser

Runway to Racks: Lorian Lindsay


In 48 hours’ time, we’ve seen the latest from Lorian Lindsay head down the runway and arrive on the racks in two San Francisco shops devoted to independent fashion. On Saturday night, Lindsay showed off her fall 2010 collection for the first time during A Night of Wine and Fashion at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Today, the San Francisco-based designer announced the arrival of her current season at 440 Brannan Studio and Wonderland, both of which offer a variety of apparel and accessories made by local labels.

During the Saturday evening event, we snagged Lindsay for a quick post-show chat.

“With each collection, I always start with vintage inspiration,” Lindsay tells us.

For fall, which the designer describes as “equestrian prairie,” expect more fitted jackets and ready-to-wear pieces that go from casual slacks and day dresses to a floor-length evening gown.

While you’ll have to wait a few months to feast your eyes on the fall line, you can get a sneak peek by checking out what went down the runway on Saturday in the short video below.

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Vous Devez Voir: Lorian Lindsay Debut Collection

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As much as we’d often like to while away the hours ensconced in the sweetly-scented safety of our boudoirs, life tends to make that endeavor a little difficult. But thanks to the newly launched debut collection from San Francisco designer Lorian Lindsay, we can at least take some of that sultry appeal with us when we head out and about. Inspired by antique French boudoir scenes and Art Deco paintings, the collection of dresses, pants, tops, coats and accessories roves from party-ready dresses in pink silk to ultra-versatile slim-fitting pants in stretch silk crepe.

“I try very hard to provide my customers with a product that is not only contemporary, feminine and fresh, but also environmentally conscious and impeccably made,” the South Lake Tahoe native and Academy of Art alum tells us.

Lindsay puts an emphasis on high-quality fabrics, such as naturally organic silk, Italian wools and faux suede. All production and manufacturing takes place in San Francisco.

Standouts that caught out eye include the a high-necked coat in metallic wool, the raw silk and suede shirt dress (first image above) and a very on-trend necklace boasting fall’s ubiquitous tassels.

Stay tuned for more from Lindsay, whose work will be popping up at local trunk shows this fall. For orders, contact the designer directly via her web site.

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