San Francisco’s fashion community gathered to celebrate the 8th Annual Fashion on the Square this past Sunday at the Intercontinental Hotel. Radio personality Sterling James (dressed in Cari Borja) emceed the celebration of local designers and clothing companies based in the Bay Area, including Regan Heath, Jonathan Cheung, Jaevon Marshall, Keneuoe, Dark Garden, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Apple Bottoms, Charmosa, Troop, Randy Rowden, and Joseph Domingo. From children’s wear to hand-painted swimwear, the event showcased a little bit of everything.
The Passport to Rio Fashion Show that took place at the Clift Hotel late last month appealed with a line-up of independently-designed apparel from online fashion marketplace nelou amped up with the help and style-minded eye of event producer and longtime local stylist Bianca of Bianca Starr productions.
The week ahead is a quieter one than most where local fashion is concerned, but three events stand out. On Friday, SFMade offers a chance to see the inner workings of the fashion biz during its latest local fashion factory tour. Saturday brings an all-day opening party for new Haight Street boutique Wild Feather, and, on Sunday, the annual Fashion on the Square event delivers a fashion show featuring San Francisco’s Joseph Domingo alongside apparel from a varied mix that includes Old Navy, Apple Bottoms, Keneuoe, Dark Garden and San Francisco State University student designers, among others.
San Francisco’s style landscape is heating up this week, thanks to a bevy of events for those who love local fashion. As usual, Thursday evening brings a crowded calendar, with the latest installment of RAW SF, the kickoff of the Crimson Mim Summer Speaker Series, Loft 1513’s Mid-Summer Fashion Soiree and a Madewell event featuring Honestly…WTF? blogger Erica Chan Coffman. Once the weekend rolls around, there’s the 4th annual Styling the Modern Man Gala, the return of Treasure Island Flea, the very first ModCloth Academy and, a highlight on Saturday night, the Passport to Rio Fashion Show from Bianca Starr productions featuring apparel by nelou‘s global roster of independent designers.
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.