May 25, 2015

Runway Recap: The Collection

Inside the tony surroundings of the British Motor Car venue, The Collection drew a dedicated crew of attendees last Saturday night to view the latest from San Francisco designers Daniel Sudar, Hector Manuel of Acta Non Verba and Joseph Domingo.

Produced by the San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Network, three runway shows ranged from the tailored suits of Daniel Sudar to Acta Non Verba’s contemporary women’s apparel and brightly-hued swimwear, cocktail dresses, handbags and formal gowns from Joseph Domingo.

Below, a few choice shots from the trio of San Francisco fashion shows:

A three-piece, leather-accented suit by Daniel Sudar

Classic playboy style is on the move in this look by Daniel Sudar

Designer Daniel Sudar (bottom, left) and models

A dramatic silhouette in basic black and crisp white from Acta Non Verba

A sheer skirt brings interest to a flowing gown by Acta Non Verba

Designer Hector Manuel with model

Swimwear for men and women kicked off Joseph Domingo's show.

Vibrant hues, soft textures and geometric patterns defined the collection from Joseph Domingo.

Bright blue lines add definition to a strapless mini.

Designers (left to right) Joseph Domingo, Hector Manuel and Daniel Sudar.

Photography courtesy Warren Difranco for After 5 Media

3 Reasons You Seriously Can’t Miss The Collection

The chance to take in three runway shows in the opulent surroundings of the San Francisco British Motor Car venue in one day is enough to entice many to head to The Collection on Saturday, but there are other enticing reasons to go. And one of them involves James Franco.

The Koko suit by Daniel Sudar

San Francisco apparel and accessories designer Daniel Sudar has been getting a solid amount of buzz lately, thanks in large part to his recent work with a number of A-list celebs (many of whom we’re told can’t be named just yet). One that can: James Franco, whom Sudar designed suits for during the making of Cherry, the forthcoming film from San Francisco author Stephen Elliott. You’ll have to wait to see Sudar’s threads on the silver screen, but you can catch his brand new Revolver collection on the runway in person this weekend.

Acta Non Verba‘s Hector Manuel has shown his form-fitting, feminine gowns and dresses during several fashion shows in recent years, notably January’s Snow II. But on Saturday, audiences will be treated to something special from the emerging Bay Area label, as Manuel is using the show to debut Acta Non Verba’s first full line.

Breaking from the white color palette seen in the Snow I and II shows, also produced by the San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Network, longtime Bay Area fashion designer Joseph Domingo will be showing a collection full of color this weekend. What’s more, those in the audience at The Collection will be the first to catch a glimpse of his brand new shoe and bag lines.

The Collection takes place Sat., Aug. 27. Shows are at 4 pm, 6 pm and 8 pm. Tickets, $25 and up.

Photography courtesy Warren DiFranco, Christophe Tomatis and Joseph Domingo

SF Indie Fashion is a media sponsor for The Collection

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events Aug. 22-28

This week, a long-awaited runway fashion event, Pinterest meet-up, fair trade shopping bazaar and an annual awards ceremony feting the local fashion community are here to get you out and about in independent, consciously-consumerist style. You’ll find the details on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

  • If you’re stuck on Pinterest, head east on Thursday to mingle IRL with likeminded pinners during the Bay Area Pinterest Meet-Up taking place at the Emeryville West Elm. We hear there will be deals to be had, but the real reason to go is putting faces with the names of your favorite Bay Area boards.
  • Shopping fair trade becomes an experience in the arts during the Fine Arts Museums’ Fair Trade Bazaar at the de Young. Head over on Friday and Saturday for jewelry, textiles and decorative accessories made by artisans from around the world.
  • Saturday night brings The Collection, the San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Network’s long-anticipated runway event featuring local names Daniel Sudar, Acta Non Verba and Joseph Domingo in three separate runway shows spanning the afternoon and evening. Set in the slick surroundings of the British Motor Car venue, the fashion shows start at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit nonprofit Dress for Success.
  • Come Sunday, party by the pool at the Hotel Phoenix in celebration of the local fashion scene during the San Francisco Fashion Awards, an annual event presented by Del Geronimo that highlights designers, models, makeup artists, bloggers, fashion show producers and others involved in Bay Area fashion throughout the year.

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

The Collection Announces Designer Line Up

Dress by Joseph Domingo. (Photo: Christophe Tomatis)

The designer line up for the much-whispered-about, end-of-summer fashion event The Collection has been announced. In the works for more than a year, the one-day showcase will feature three local designers in three separate runway shows at the City’s British Motor Car venue.

Designer and chef Daniel Sudar will start the event with a 4 p.m. show, while Hector Manuel’s Acta Non Verba will follow at 6 p.m. Joseph Domingo will cap off the evening with an 8 p.m. show.

The Collection is the latest show from the San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Network, a Bay Area fashion trade organization founded by Domingo.

Tickets ($25 and up) are on sale today.

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