May 24, 2015

The Do List: SF Fashion Events Feb. 13-19


With Cupid doing his thing this week, it’s no surprise that there’s plenty to love coming up in the days ahead. Start the week off by watching fashion bloggers hit the runway during the Polyvore Live fashion show livestream on Monday evening. Come Tuesday, Lovesick 5 puts local fashion on display during its annual what’s-love-got-to-do-with-it Valentine’s Day soiree. On Thursday, local designer Sarah Liller debuts her latest at Loft 1513 while tech-savvy fashion fans gather together during this month’s Digitally Chic meetup. Once the weekend rolls around, celebrate with a visit to the Nooworks Sale and help fashion students produce their collections during Saturday’s Feed Our Fashion fundraiser.

See you out and about!

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

First Look: Sarah Liller Debuts Spring/Summer ’11

Indulge your inner Janis J. with Monica lace bell bottoms or opt for the breezy charm of the ruffle-hemmed Julia mini-dress.

Sometimes you have to look back to move forward. That’s certainly the case for Parsons grad and current local Sarah Liller, who drew on the fashion of her 90′s youth to create a debut apparel collection for spring/summer that’s full of lace and innocent detail mixed with daring cut-outs and sheer panels.

“The collection is inspired by me, as a woman in my mid-20′s, looking back on myself as a teenager. There are the young, girlish aspects – the pastels, ruffles, and kind of 90′s-looking silhouettes – and then the sexier, more confident aspects of the collection – me now – the lace, sheer and the cut-outs. I was trying to balance the two, and it arose from me listening to a lot of the Smashing Pumpkins and Third Eye Blind again,” Liller tells us.

Currently available by order through Liller’s web site, offerings ($85-$300) range from a demure pair of cotton lined lace shorts to the youthfully bohemian Darcy blouse in silk with lace detailing on the back and at the hem. Edgier pieces include lace bellbottoms and the Yulya dress, whose shoulder cut-outs and sheer skirt create a look that’s ethereal, yet vampy at the same time.

A few pics from the collection:

Scalloped textural details strike a balance with loose, easy-going silhouettes.

Erica dress (leff) and Yulya dress both feature shoulder cut-outs and lace detailing.

A color palette of pale pastels and crisp white and black creates a striking contrast.

The cropped hem of the Faith top balances the wide, loose sleeves and a thigh-dusting strand of pearls.

The crushed velvet Alana jacket and Olga skirt play with shape and structure, while elastic waist Christine shorts pair with sleeveless Darcy blouse for a casual, beachy summer look.

Photography courtesy of H & A Photography for Sarah Liller; models, Alana Gabrielle and Julia Ann Conley; hair and makeup, Hannah Boone.

Runway Recap: L’Affaire

Last weekend’s L’Affaire by Epifany delivered a fashion show benefiting Project Night Night, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless children by providing special Night Night packages with blankets, books and stuffed animals to shelters around the country. Models donning hair and makeup courtesy of Pigment Cosmetics presented to the crowd looks from Alyssa Nicole, Sarah Liller, Inlush and GB Shrive Designs.

Below, a taste of what went down:

Alyssa Nicole

Alyssa Nicole

Sarah Liller



GB Shrive Designs

GB Shrive Designs

Sree Ramisetty, Charleston Pierce, GB Shrive Designs

Photography by Christophe Tomatis for SF Indie Fashion