May 23, 2015

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events July 11-17

Like clique-busters chillin’ with a new crew on summer nights, Bay Area fashion folks and fine artists are hanging out together more than ever these days. This week, you’ll spot it happening at community-minded gallery opening in Alameda, during a fashion show in an Oakland arts space, in a hip Mission boutique and at the first Prepare for the Playa event of the summer. As always, you’ll find the details and more upcoming San Francisco fashion events on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

  • While fine arts and fashion are the theme this week, you can still get your shop on during Simply Chic’s Chanel Lovers event on Wednesday night and at Gump’s on Thursday evening, when Jendarling Bags presents its latest luxury garment bags and accessories at the iconic department store during the EQ Show launch event.
  • Thursday’s opening party for the new Redux Studios & Gallery in Alameda brings a reason to hit the highway. A project from St. Vinvent de Paul of Alameda County, the venue sells apparel, accessories and art made from recycled and reclaimed materials, offers community workshops, monthly art shows and affordable studio space for artists.
  • On Friday, fashion and the arts once again join forces during F3 at the Cotton Mill, which features a slew of local artists and a fashion show that includes local designer Ken Chen and Zoe Hong, among others. Another chance to take in fashion and fine art at the same time comes from the Mission’s Belljar, which opens its Precipice show amid its selection of lovely wearables and items for the home with a reception on Friday evening.
  • If Burning Man is on your to-do list this summer, you can start getting prepped at Sunday’s Prepare for the Playa event, full of “burner-preneurs” selling apparel, accessories and accoutrements for the annual desert extravaganza.

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

Media Sponsor Love: Urban Couture Fashion Art Expo


Oakland’s Jack London Square will be extra foxy this weekend, thanks to the all-day Urban Couture Fashion Art Expo taking place on Saturday.

By day, a free public art festival combines community art exhibits, fashion workshops, live music, 40+ art and fashion vendors and a daytime fashion presentation from Debbie Nghiem and Daniele Pettee. By night, the focus on fashion sharpens with a runway show featuring Bay Area talents Alexandria von Bromssen, Rag Doll Design, Skylier Wear, Arcega Design Studio, Richochet and Swati/Sans Paroles. After the show, funk band Monophonics closes out the evening with its groove-worthy sounds.

The event is free to attend from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets for the evening 21+ fashion show are $10.

Photo: Arcega Design’s Studio’s Gingerbread Couture


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Kiss the Curves Ahead


A chance to celebrate full-figure fashion awaits during Oakland’s Kiss the Curves fashion show on Saturday. Headed down the runway will be plus-size looks from national label Ashley Stewart, Chicago‚Äôs Chocolate Sushi Couture, A Clothes Mind, Tru Diva, Bay Area-based online boutique Marie Denee and Bay Area labels Igigi and Corinthia Peoples Designs.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door

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Don’t Miss: Style Lounge


Head east on Friday night for the latest Style Lounge, taking place across the Bay at the Oakland Museum of California. Along with shopping from participating vendors and makeovers by the SF Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, the event features a 10 p.m. fashion show from designers Revelation by M.E., K. Antoinette Collection, Oaklandish, O’Lover Hats, Helena de Natalio, Mama’s Little Babies, Andrea Wysocki, Versa Jewelry, Funky and Fabulous and Hearts Desire Jewelry.

And unlike many local shopping events aimed squarely at those of us on shopping missions, this one offers plenty to entertain your less-than-fashion-obsessed cohorts (and that’s always a bonus when you’re trying to round up the troops for a Friday night adventure). Along with the fashion show and shopping components, Style Lounge also includes a kids’ zone by the Chabot Space & Science Center, eight stages of live music, film screenings, a tattoo art exhibition, cocktail and food vendors and an official after party for attendees at the Uptown Nightclub.

Be one of the first to arrive on Friday, and you’ll receive a free tote bag from Oakland Unwrapped and a copy of Ready Made magazine. For details, check out the Style Lounge Facebook fan page.

Find more upcoming fashion events on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar….