May 27, 2015

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events June 6-12

Summer’s here, and we’re ready to unwind with local fashion goodness (even if we’re wearing scarves instead of swimsuits). So look to the SF Indie Fashion Calendar this week for events supporting a longtime supporter of the local fashion scene in her battle against cancer, serious deals from a local fitness apparel brand, a fashion show featuring local swimwear and much more.

  • Get in gear for the week ahead by doing good and having fun at the same time during Tuesday’s Kelly vs. the C Word Concert, a benefit at The Independent to help Indie Mart and Workshop founder Kelly Malone raise funds for cancer treatments and surgery. Two days later, another chance to support Malone beckons, when the City’s reigning D.I.Y. queen celebrates her first solo art show with an evening reception at Hotel Biron and a store opens around the corner featuring interiors designed by Malone (see details below).
  • A reason to scoot on up to Mill Valley arrives on Wednesday, when Bay Area-based fitness apparel brand Zohba holds a sample sale with tops and bottoms priced from $5 to $15.
  • Just around the corner from the art opening at Hotel Biron on Thursday night, local label Gangs of San Francisco throws a party launching its new Hayes Valley retail shop. With interiors designed and constructed by Kelly Malone using recycled wood and vintage materials, the store will house the brand’s limited edition graphic tees.
  • Friday night’s Merry Making at supperclub offers an opp to scope skin-baring apparel from Zoe Bikini, In Lush and Shirli while lounging over dinner on the venue’s white beds amid beats from DJs such as Martin Collins and Natalie Nuxx.
  • Close out the week at the intersection of fashion and art during Sunday’s Wire Wear show at Public Works. Presented by Elevation Salon and featuring music by The Black Ryder, the event showcases boldly-styled models donning artist Tuan Tran’s dresses made of recycled telephone wire.

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

Grin & Bare It: Zoe Bikini Summer ’11

Thankfully for local ladies, you don’t need a week at the beach to make sense of the new summer 2011 collection from Zoe Bikini. That’s because the latest styles to arrive in the San Francisco swimwear label’s Mission boutique are just as ready for summer music festivals, Russian River dips and Dolores Park days as they are for the sand.

Designer Zoe Magee has been covering the necessary parts of Bay Area babes from her current Mission location for well over four years (and that’s on top of nearly two decades sewing swimsuits) and keeps it local by manufacturing each suit right here in San Francisco. Though her suits are undeniably sexy little numbers, Magee puts an emphasis on creating suits for a variety of body types and is happy to tweak styles to get the perfect fit.

“Within each collection, I design different style tops and bottoms, and they can all mix and match depending on what your body type and interests are. When necessary, I can tailor to fit and make minor adjustments to existing garments,” she tells us.

With some pieces currently in the store and others scheduled to arrive over the course of the next month, the current collection (tops and bottoms sold separately and start at $68) features simple hardware and a color palette of charcoal, burgundy, teal and bright white alongside several suits that mix solids and prints. Details such as fringe, ruching and braided straps add visual interest.

“The whole collection is about having fun, feeling sexy and looking good,” says Magee.

Below, more pics from the collection.

Photography courtesy of Zoe Bikini

More San Francisco fashion news

Runway Recap: FYMO’s Giving to Live Fashion Show

Charleston Pierce speaks to the crowd.

Elegance, extraordinary beauty and great entertainment were on the agenda at the Fashion Your Mind Organization’s Giving to Live fundraiser held over the weekend. Hosted by fashion show producer Charleston Pierce, the goal of the event was to raise funds to improve quality of life for cancer patients and cancer survivors.

As we ascended 32 floors on a private elevator to the top floor of the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Union Square, we knew we were in for a wonderful night of fashion for a good cause. Highlights included a performance by Lawrence Beamen of America’s Got Talent and a fashion show featuring designs from Gelareh Design, Karen Caldwell, Naracamicie and Zoe Bikini.

Lawrence Beamen

Gelareh Design

Gelareh Design

Gelareh Design


Karen Caldwell

Karen Caldwell

Karen Caldwell

Zoe Bikini

Zoe Bikini

Left: model with designer Karen Caldwell. Right: Gelareh of Gelareh Design and Zoe of Zoe Bikini.

Photography courtesy of Christophe Tomatis

Video: Zoe Bikini Summer ’09 Collection

We watched the latest styles from Mission District swimwear label Zoe Bikini strut down the dance floor at Temple on Thursday night as part of the Bella Forever benefit fashion show supporting Fashion Arts and Youth Enterprise.

We saw lots of curve-hugging suits in bright hues with gold and metallic details. Check out the video above for the choreographed introduction to the fashion show.

Want more? Two more videos after the jump….

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Zoe Bikini Shows Off Latest at Temple Tonight


We’re excited to check out the latest collection from Zoe Bikini with jewelry by John S. Brana tonight at Temple during Charleston Pierce’s event Bella Forever, a benefit for Fashion Arts Youth and Enterprises.

For more rockin’ fashion events in San Francisco, why dontcha visit the SF Indie Fashion Calendar….