May 26, 2015

SF Fashion Events: Fashionably Drawn, Wild Feather Preview, Renegade Craft Fair + More

Fashion-inspired art by FIDM alum and painter Laura Gonzalez will appear alongside that of nine other artists during this week’s Fashionably Drawn event at PublicSF.

On the horizon this week are style goodies for fans of fashion and art. Friday evening brings the opening of Fashionably Drawn, a show at Public Works’ Roll Up Gallery curated by Oakland’s Femme Cartel that features local artists’ fashion- and style-inspired works. Then Renegade Craft Fair arrives for its two-day engagement over the weekend. For fashion and tech fans, Thursday night beckons with the latest events from Fashion Tech SF and Digitally Chic. We’re also intrigued by the Wild Feather Cocktail Party, a preview for a soon-to-open Haight Street shop focused on apparel, accessories and art by local creatives.

Find details on these and other upcoming San Francisco fashion events waiting on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar. And of course, as you know, it doesn’t stop there. We’re adding new fashion happenings all the time, so check back often.

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We Came, We Saw, We Shopped: Renegade Craft Fair

Inside Fort Mason

In a time of easy access to how-to videos and blogs, major craft fairs might only serve as inspiration for whatever your next D.I.Y. project might be. But walk inside the Renegade Craft Fair, and you’ll quickly learn that craft has gone far beyond the basics. Recycled book covers turned into laser-etched butterfly pins? Check. A necktie made out of wood? Check.

At the Fort Mason show last weekend, more than 200 vendors brought a variety of booths, filled with everything from incredibly detailed jewelry and hand painted dinnerware sets to funky screen-printed tees. Not only did this installment of the Renegade Craft Fair reveal that flare and innovation are still alive in today’s saturated D.I.Y. market, but the free-to-attend event also made the latest in craft accessible to all.

Here are a few shots of what we found at the Renegade Craft Fair:

Stone & Honey

Teresa Robinson from Stone & Honey


Carie Saxl

Laura Bruland from Yes & Yes Designs

Erin Feller


Linea Carta

Christopher Steinrueck from Wood Thumb

Photography by Lindsay Harte

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events July 5-10

Good golly, sneaky-fast summer, how did it get to be July? Probably something to do with all the stylish adventures afoot. You’ll find this week’s top San Francisco fashion events on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar, and we’ve called out a few favorites below.

  • A reason to venture to the Inner Sunset arrives on Saturday, when SET Boutique brings its summer collection to Urban Bazaar’s garden for a Fair Trade Fashion Garden Party. You’ll find summer looks on display during the 1:30 p.m. fashion show from ethical labels such as Mata Traders and Alternative Apparel, as well as light food and drinks.
  • We’re always excited at the return of the massive Renegade Craft Fair, which takes over Fort Mason this weekend. With over 200 artists touting innovative crafts, fashion and handmade accessories, the event is a browser’s dreamland. Workshops, booze, food and a free photo booth only make it better.
  • Should you fancy a drive north, the charming town of Petaluma beckons with a grand opening party for the new boutique from designer Robindira Unsworth, whose bohemian-gone-glam baubles are found in stores such as Anthropologie and Neiman Marcus.

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 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.

Flyer Madness: Shopping Events, Fashion Shows + Parties

Staring today, we’ve got the flyers to prove that the holiday madness is more than underway. In fact, it’s reaching its annual all-out frenzy, evidenced by a flurry of shopping events, fashion shows and parties such as the Noise Pop Holiday Shop, Nightvision at Harlot, Artillery fashion show, Secession holiday party, Renegade Craft Fair and the Five and Diamond Holiday Bazaar.

There are, of course, plenty more independent fashion happenings and diversions waiting for your perusal and approval on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.











Also, for more great ideas on where to find and shop from independent designers, check out the 7× guide to Non-Mall Holiday Shopping Events.