May 30, 2015

SF Fashion Events: Dior – A Life in Pictures, Venus Superstar Trunk Show, Beauty Expo + More

This usually quiet down around these parts when a holiday weekend is on the make, and this week is no exception. But you can still find plenty of worthy adventures in style in the coming days. Drawing us out this week are the Dior: A Life in Pictures collaboration between Code Salon and The Factory, a Venus Superstar Trunk Show at Castro boit Fiat Lux and the weekend’s annual Beauty Expo from the SFFAMA. Also catching our attention this week are Wednesday’s Steven Alan Dossier Launch Party at the retailer’s new location and a Skimlinks Workshop hosted by SF Fashion + Tech for fashion publishers that delves into the latest in affiliate marketing.

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

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Runway Recap: SF Fashion Week Runway 2 – Ready to Wear

Alyssa Nicole designer Alyssa Casares (right) and model share the runway at the end of the night.

Day two of the San Francisco Fashion Week runway shows drew an audience itching to see the week-long event’s ready-to-wear lineup. Designs from Victor’s Promise, MIKELSEN, Alphyn Industries, Boditecture by Wen Guo, CHUI CHUI by Tracy Wong and Alyssa Nicole paraded down the runway to electro-industrial beats while guests lit up the venue as they snapped  pictures with their phones.

The show began with the convertible fashions of Boditecture, with models untying, unzipping and unwrapping their cocktail dresses to become elegant evening gowns, a two-piece ensemble and a bathing-suit ensemble perfect for poolside lounging.

The rest of the night offered a variety of looks, ranging from the Victorian Goth-inspired dresses of CHUI CHUI to the blush-worthy undergarments of men’s loungewear designer Victor’s Promise. MIKELSEN designer Michael Seneriches showed San Francisco-in-the-70s-inspired patterns with modern twists, while Alyphn Industries appealed to the gadget hungry onlookers in the crowd with jeans and jackets sporting built-in Smartphone sleeves and pockets. Closing the night was 19-year-old designer Alyssa Casares, whose line Alyssa Nicole dazzled with 30′s-inspired cocktail dresses and soft silhouettes that would compliment any frame.

Standouts from the night include CHUI CHUI’s black lace bandeau paired with a layered skirt and silk-wrap tie, MIKELSEN’s one-shoulder dress in blue and green that at first appeared to be painted on and Alyssa Nicole’s ruby-red cinched-waist cocktail dress with cut-out sleeves and layered skirt.

Below, a few images from the show, produced by the San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance:

This CHUI CHUI design caught the attention of many, thanks to its lace bandeau and matching trim on a layered skirt secured with a large pink silk ribbon.

A black lace top-layer added a darker element to this sexy, one-shoulder ensemble by CHUI CHUI.

Guests snap pictures after the model transformed what started on the runway as a mini-tube dress into a full length evening gown by Boditecture.

Men's loungewear by Victor's Promise

Shoulder cut-outs and textured, polka-dot fabric brought a contemporary edge to this girlish Alysssa Nicole dress.

Alphyn Indiustries sent Smartphone-friendly jeans down the runway.

Designer Michael Seneriches (left) walking the runway at the end of his show

Photography courtesy of Shaun Tiangsing

More San Francisco fashion shows….

Oh-So Stellar Recap: 3rd Annual San Francisco Fashion Awards

While Tinseltown honored the best of small screen at the end of last month, San Francisco had an awards ceremony of its own in the form of Stellar: San Francisco Fashion Awards, an annual show now in its 3rd year [Read more...]