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This Week’s Fashion Events: Fashion Shows, Sample Sales, Parties and more

There are a lot of fashion events to enjoy around the Bay Area this week, ranging from fashion lectures and discussions to fashion shows and parties…..And don’t forget about the hottest event of the week to get dressed up in your blue and yellow for – the Golden State Warriors victory parade on Friday, celebrating their 2015 NBA Championship win!

Whatever you decide to do this week, enjoy it in style!

ONGOING
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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

WEDNESDAY

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Marina Morrison Semiannual Summer Sample Sale, June 16 through June 30, 2015, 30 Maiden Lane, 4th Floor, SF, Store hours are Tuesday Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays

Marina Morrison will be hosting its semi-annual sample sale starting Tuesday, June 16 until Tuesday, June 30. A diverse selection of in-stock sample wedding gowns originally priced $3,000 to $10,000+ will be reduced significantly (up to 70%) for this special summer sale! Designer floor samples on sale include Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham, Anna Maier, Claire Pettibone, Mira Zwillinger and many more. No appointments needed for the sample sale.

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A Glance at the European Fashion World: The Dresses of Lanvin, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, UC Berkeley Moses Hall, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

UC Berkeley is hosting a fashion lecture with pattern maker Jante van der Hoeven. In the heart of Paris, Jante van der Hoeven works as pattern maker (patronnière) for Fashion House Lanvin. What does a pattern maker do, and what does it take to get there? Jante will talk about her personal journey that led her to the heart of fashion, where she creates glamorous dresses for celebrities like Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep and Kim Kardashian, to name a few.

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FiSF’s Public Workshop Series Presents: Using Blogs to Build Your Brand, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Macy’s Union Square, Men’s Department, 50 O’Farrell Street, 7th Floor, SF, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., ticket cost $25

Come hear leading fashion and lifestyle bloggers from j’adore couture (Kim Mitchell), Stylenik (Kristen Philipkoski) and A Pile of Chic (Leila Radan/Michele Gates) reveal what works and what won’t in building followers to grow your brand. San Francisco Chronicle STYLE contributor and fashion commentator Tony Bravo will moderate the discussion.

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Protect Your Product!, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Handcraft Studio School, 5885 Doyle Street, Emeryville, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., cost to attend is $25

For Urban Air Market’s June meet & greet workshop, they’ve teamed up with Handcraft Studio School to bring together two things that you rarely see in the same sentence: Getting crafty and learning about the law. Taught by Legally Vogue’s co-founders and Lord Bertram Attorneys Brad Carrick and Gregory Lemmons, this workshop is a great place to meet artists and designers and ask your burning business and legal questions.

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Splendor: Art, Music, Performance Art, Fashion Show, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Ruby Skye, 420 Mason Street, SF, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Ticket cost $20, ages 21+

Join Splendor as they celebrate local Bay Area talent. This event will feature live music, an art gallery, performance art, a fashion show, and shopping. Some of the featured artists include: Spray Saints, theonlymaria, Natural, Ivan Vazquez, Giorgio landa, Star High Beauty, Danielle Silva, phenomENON, Sarah Rodriguez, Drea, plus many more!

THURSDAY
The Marina Morrison sample sale continues on Thursday in addition to the following events:

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Amour Vert One Year Anniversary Party, Thursday, June 18, 2015, 437 Hayes Street, SF, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., RSVP required

Eco-conscious boutique Amour Vert is celebrating their one year anniversary at their Hayes Valley location. Enjoy a evening of shopping, mingling and refreshments!

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Pin Like a Pro: How to Use Pinterest for Your Business, Thursday, June 18, 2015, 215 15th Street, SF, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Cost to attend is $30

Join SFMade for this workshop to learn how you can use Pinterest to showcase your brand, better engage with your customers, and drive traffic to your website. The workshop will include product demo’s, usage of business accounts, helpful Pinterest tools, and business examples. Light refreshments will be served at this event.

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Dress For Success 10th Anniversary Gala, Thursday, June 18, 2015, Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California Street, SF, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Ticket cost is $185

Join Dress for Success San Francisco as they celebrate 10 years of advancing women in the workforce at the 10th Annual Fashion Gala event, “Success: You Wear it Well.” The event will consist of a cocktail reception including tastings from top women chefs, a seated dinner, a live and silent auction, fashion show and plenty of inspiration. Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide will be on hand to celebrate Dress for Success San Francisco’s accomplishments over the past decade.

FiSF Friends and Family Night at Bespoke
Fashion+Tech Shopping Night at Bespoke, Thursday, June 18, 2015, Westfield Center, 845 Market Street, 4th Floor, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Check out Macy’s Fashion Incubator pop-up workshop/store at this happy hour event. Designers featured are Blade + Blue, Evgenia, Simple Pair, Kajan Cake and Pladra. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

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Heaven’s Door Cancer Foundation Gala: 1930’s Hollywood Celebration of Life!, Thursday, June 18, 2015, The Payne Mansion, 1409 Sutter Street, SF, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Ticket cost is $50

Celebrate fashion and support the Heaven’s Door Cancer Foundation, a non-profit that serves women who are fighting cancer. The event includes a runway show featuring the beautiful designs of Gail Ballesteros-Shrive, entertainment, silent auction, fashion photography and more. Wine and refreshments will be served throughout the event. This is a great opportunity to support a wonderful cause, get dressed up and check out the latest fashion!

FRIDAY
The Marina Morrison sample sale continues on Thursday in addition to the following event:

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John Ablaza Couture Fashion Show, Friday, June 19, 2015, Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, 6:00 p.m to 11:30 p.m., Ticket cost is $100

International eco-fashion designer, John Ablaza, who is known for his use of sustainable local materials in his designs is bringing his couture and culture Fashion show to the Bay Area for the very first time. John Ablaza is a Manila based designer with a cause whose awe-inspiring collections have already hit the runways of Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Bahrain, Sydney and Toronto. The Couture & Culture Fashion Show is a high fashion, multicultural experience not to be missed!

SATURDAY

The Marina Morrison sample sale continues on Thursday in addition to the following events:

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Berkeley Urban Air Market, Saturday, June 20, 2015, Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., no cost to attend

Urban Air Market in Berkely will showcase over 100 emering designers, musicians and artists that represent the Bay Area’s creative community. This event will feature a variety of locally made and handcrafted goods – including the latest in summer fashions and accessories, unique housewares and memorable Father’s Day Gifts.

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Macy’s welcomes legendary silver screen heartthrob, Tab Hunter!, Macy’s Union Square Men’s Store, 120 Stockton Street, SF, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., no cost to attend, space is limited

Macy’s and Framline39 are celebrating Pride+Joy with Hollywood Icon, Tab Hunter! Enjoy an interview discussion led by Emmy Award winning filmmaker, Jeffrey Schwarz who directed Tab’s latest film, TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL. After, you’ll get to meet Tab and get his autograph! Limited to the first 100 people to check in at the event.

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Viscera’s Half Birthday Celebration, Saturday, June 20, 2015, 1542 Broadway, Oakland, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., must RSVP by 6/18 – space is limited

Come celebrate Viscera’s half birthday! The event will feature live music, beer, wine and shopping. Since it’s a half-birthday party, their theme is ‘Half & Half’. Get creative and come up with a killer outfit. You could be man/ woman, or ying/yang (woo balance), the options are endless. The person with the best outfit will win a $100 gift card!

This Week’s Fashion Events: Sample Sales, Fashion Shows and more

There’s no excuse to have a boring week in the Bay Area with all the exciting events happening! Some of the popular events include the North Beach Festival and Juneteenth Street Fair on June 13 and 14, the Red Bull Baylines on June 13, the Doobie Brothers at the Stern Grove Festival on June 14, and the Haight Ashbury Street Fair on June 14. Plus there’s the Warriors’ playoff games viewing parties, of course! In addition, there’s an amazing line-up of fashion events throughout the week to enjoy.

Whatever you decide to do this week, enjoy it in style!

ONGOING
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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
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Gap+Birchbox Summer Beauty Shop Launch, Wednesday, June 10,2015, 890 Market Street, SF, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, no cost to attend, RSVP required

Julia Engel of GalMeetsGlam.com invites you to celebrate the launch of Gap + Birchbox summer beauty shop. The event will include beauty makeovers, complimentary champagne and light bites, 30% discount off Gap merchandise and samples!

FiSF Friends and Family Night at Bespoke
FiSF Friends & Family Night at Bespoke, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Bespoke, 845 Market Street, Suite 450, SF, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, no cost to attend

Join emerging designers Peter of Blade + Blue, Stephanie of Evgenia, Jessie of Simple Pair, Cake of Kajan Cake and Jeff of Pladra for a night of style in their new pop up space. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know Bespoke’s designers and the inspiration behind their work – and shop their current collections! Style and fit consultations are available until they close at 8:30 pm. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

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WearTechCon: Connected Systems and Wearable Design, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Wix Lounge, 500 Terry A Francois Building, 6th Floor, SF, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, ticket cost of $15

Join Wearable Tech Meetup and SF Design Week for a panel discussion with industry experts and thought leaders as they look at trends and strategies for platforms, eco-systems and IoT and their implications for the design, development and future direction of wearable technology. The event will also feature an innovative fashion installation by fashion designer Sylvia Heisel.

THURSDAY,JUNE 11
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Anomie Pop-Up Shop Opening Night Social, Thursday, June 11, 2015, The Mason Jar, 2149 Union Street, SF, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, no cost to attend

eCommerce retailer Anomie is having its first pop up store event. This is a great opportunity to shop their items in person instead of completely online. The pop up store only runs through Sunday, so make sure to stop by before it’s gone.

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Wear to Ware, Designing Wearable Products, Thursday, June 11,2015, GitHub, 275 Brannan Street, SF, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, ticket cost $15

Wearables have been a growing hot topic over the past few years and now getting more attention than ever. Apple finally released it’s watch, Disney just spent $1B reimagining their theme park with MagicBands and Oculus is enabling you to put on new realities. At this intersection of hardware, software and fashion design, lies a new world of wearable products (and platforms) that connect you to a set of untethered, hands-free experiences. This panel discussion event will explore the design challenges and opportunities faced when working on products that you wear to augment your reality or transport you to someone else’s. They’ll look at the different categories from fashion, fitness, sports, health to virtual reality.

FRIDAY,JUNE 12
The Anomie pop up shop continues today, in addition to the following events:
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Vinyl Opening Reception at Wonderland SF, Friday, June 12, 2015, 1266 Valencia Street, SF, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, no cost to attend

Wonderland is hosting an opening reception of their latest gallery installation “Vinyl” – featuring painting on vinyl artwork of 60 artists. This Mission boutique also contains a beautiful selection of local designer’s clothes and accessories. Enjoy the perfect trifecta of wine, art and fashion.

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Parallel Constellations at Crown Nine Jewelry, Friday, June 12, 2015, 515 9th Street, Oakland, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, no cost to attend

Crown Nine is hosting a reception for Amy Tavern’s illustrative collection of beautiful jewelry art. Each piece in the Parallel Constellation collection is an intriguing statement of dimensional art and adornment. RSVP for a 10% discount during the event.

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

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Marjorie Baer Sample Sale, Saturday, June 13, 2015, Marjorie Baer Studio, 1389 Lowrie Ave, South San Francisco, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, no cost to attend

Marjorie Baer’s one-day summer sample sale has arrived. This is a rare opportunity to shop her collection of beautiful crafted jewelry at less than wholesale prices!

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Hinano Warehouse Sale, Saturday, June 13, 2015, Spinnaker Yacht Club, 75 Pesador Point Drive, San Leandro, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, donation of two cans of food requested for entry

Hinano is having an exclusive NorCal ond-day warehouse sale – tees, tanks, hats, jackets and more at 60-80% off retail. Nothing over $20! Founded in 1955, this apparel brand celebrates the Polynesian island lifestyle, evident in the casual, relaxed styling of their designs.

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Westgate Center Model Search – ages toddler through 18, Saturday, June 13, 2015, Westgate Center, 1600 Saratoga Avenue (center court in front of Ross), San Jose, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, no cost to attend

Be in the Westgate Center Back to School Fashion Show on August 8, 2015! You could win a modeling contract with HMM/Halvorson Model Management and a photoshoot with Aleza Photography. Be sure to bring a current picture and a smile! Applicants must be between the ages of 3.5 to 18 years old.

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Ministry of Supply Birthday Party, June 13, 2015, 1903 Fillmore Street, SF, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, RSVP to reserve your slice of cake

Three years ago the Ministry of Supply launched the Apollo, a performance dress shirt designed to keep you from getting too hot or too cold. Since then, they’ve continued to test, iterate, and improve, introducing new products that tackle the common pain points in everyday apparel. Join Ministry of Supply as they celebrate their third birthday with a chance to meet an MOS co-founder, drinks and snacks, and a raffle for products at the store. (First 100 people to visit the store that day get an exclusive gift bag, too.)

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TalkStyle Fashion Show, Saturday, June 13, 2015, SOMarts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, ticket cost ranges from $20 to $50

The Art Institute of California- San Francisco is hosting their annual student fashion show “TalkStyle. Two consecutive shows will be presented in the industrial setting of SOMArts Gallery (934 Brannan Street, San Francisco). The first is a Preview Show at 4:30 pm followed by a VIP-only fashion show at 7:00 pm and reception at 8:00 pm.

SUNDAY, JUNE 14
Summer Fashion Show
Summer Fashion Show, Sunday, June 14, 2015, Fort Mason Center, Fleet Room, Bldg D, SF, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, ticket cost is $25

Over a half a dozen designers will showcase their collections on the runway. This event will also feature live art,music, vendors and more. All ages are welcome.

Summer Sizzle Sidewalk Sale
Summer Sizzle Sidewalk Sale, Sunday, June 14, 2015, Urban Airship, Kate Street, SF, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Come to Kate Street for an afternoon of shopping, BBQ, beer and music! This event will feature handmade clothing, skin care, jewelry and more by local designers. Some of the brands showcased include Dirty Blonde by Allison Leigh Jones, A Line Called K by Atousa, Invisible hero Clothing, Miss Velvet Cream, Silver Lucy Design, and Tamo Design.

Bella Mar Fashion Show
Bella Mar Boutique 1st Anniversary Party Fashion Show, Sunday, June 14, 2015, 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street, SF, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, ages 21 and up, ticket cost is free to $25

Join Bella Mar Boutique, Mia Marcelle & Atzi Designs for a summer fashion event as Bella Mar Boutique celebrates their 1st Year Anniversary. The afternoon will include live entertainment, and a fashion show featuring the hottest summer styles.

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Vixen by Reese: Swimsuit Launch Party, Sunday, June 14, 2015, The Bay Club – Santa Clara, 3250 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm, ticket cost ranges from $10 to $20

Come celebrate the launch of Vixen by Reese swimsuit collection with a pool party and fashion show. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool with drinks, live entertainment and fashion.

Soulye Sundays
Soulye Sundays, Sunday, June 14, 2015, Shadow Ultra Lounge, 341 13th Street, Oakland, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Soulye Sundays is an art fusion day party featuring fashion, art exhibits, live mannequin models, live DJ music and spoken word. CanDid Art Accessories will be featured fashion brand at this event.

Weekend Fashion Events: Fashion Shows, Shopping Events & More

Finally the weekend! If you need some ideas on what to do, check out this weekend’s fashion event listing below.

{Also, other type of events in the Bay Area worth checking out include Friday Nights at the de Young Museum, the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley (Judy Blume and other authors will make special appearances), Grand Opening Party of CREAM Oakland (serving up free ice cream sandwiches), the 39th Union Street Festival, SF Design Week events, Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival, East Bay Open Studios, MAPP community art event in the Mission, and of course the Warriors playoff game on Sunday!}

Whatever you decide to do this weekend, enjoy it with style!

ONGOING
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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5th
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Urban Outfitters MRKT PLACE, Friday, June 5, 2015, Urban Outfitters Union Square, 80 Powell Street, SF, 5:00-9:00pm, no cost to attend

Kick off your Friday Happy Hour at Urban Outfitters! They’re bringing together and showcasing local artists and shops from around the Bay Area at their Powell Street location (80 Powell St). Artists and vendors showcased include Wallflower, Alexandra Zee, Amanda Hunt Jewelry, Root & Riot and Tar & Feather Vintage. Urban Outfitters is offering 10% off full-priced merchandise & 30% of sale items with the use of their UO app! Make sure to download it and save money at checkout!

Artpoint High Style Cocktail Party
Artpoint High Style Cocktail Party, Friday, June 5, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, 7:00-10:00pm, SOLD OUT

Enjoy fashion through the twentieth century! The Legion of Honor is hosting a cocktail party to celebrate their latest exhibit, “High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.” The event is sold out, but try to score tickets if you’re super resourceful.

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SF Mansion Gala Red Carpet Gatsby Cocktail Party, Friday, June 5, 2015, Location TBD, ticket cost $100-$150

Celebrate fashion for a cause at this event that benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies. Local model and business woman Rumiko McCarthy will be hosting this event with a fashion show featuring the designs of Mariya Milovidova and Rory Castillo. Fashion events are event better when they benefit a great non-profit organization!

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Art Indulgence SF, Friday, June 5, 2015, Mercer, 255 Rhode Island Street, SF, 9:00pm-2:00am

Stop by Mercer and indulge in the arts. Art Indulgence is a series of local art inspired events to promote the artist community within the Bay Area. This event will feature various designer works, including those of Eve-Lynne Miyasaki and Rebecca Rose Vandersteen. Items will be available for purchase at the event.

SATURDAY, JUNE 6th
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Spring India Day at Union Square, Saturday, June 6, 2015, 333 Post Street, SF, 11:00am – 7:00pm, no cost to attend, no RSVP necessary

This free annual festival celebrates Indian culture with exhibits that include a traditional Indian wedding ceremony, henna artists, Bollywood dancing, music, and a fashion show. Food booths will serve Indian delicacies and vendors will be selling fine crafts and fashion.

BlacMera Sample Sale
BlacMéra Sample Sale, Saturday, June 6, 2015, BlacMéra Concept Showroom, 1400 Rollins Road, Suite A, Burlingame, 11:00am-4:00pm, RSVP required.

Sample sale! This exclusive designer sample sale will feature brands Atelier Prélude, Prima Jiva, and BlacMéra. Shopping at a discount is always enjoyable! RSVP is required to attend and shop.

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Sports Authority Golden State Warriors Party, Saturday, June 6, 2015, Sports Authority, 2250 Bridgepointe Parkway, Foster City, 11:00am-1:00pm, no cost to attend

Sports Authority is hosting a Golden State Road to the Cup Party at their San Mateo location for Warriors fans looking to gear up for the Finals. The event will include prizes, a face painter, a photo booth and a live DJ. Plus, Basketball Hall of Famer Rick Barry will be making an appearance and signing autographs from 11am–1pm.

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Santana Row Fashion Show, Saturday June 6, 2015, Santana Row, San Jose, 1:00-2:30pm and 4:00-5:30pm, ticket cost $50

The Santana Row Summer Fashion Show is back, poolside at Misora, Santana Row’s newest luxury residential community. Their 7th annual runway event will include a beauty lounge, pre-event champagne, wine and light hors d’oeuvres. There are two different fashion show options with one starting at 1pm and the other at 4pm. This event benefits the non-profit Pets In Need.

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Union Street Festival Fashion Show, Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015, Octavia & Union Street, SF, 2:00pm and 3:00 pm both days, no cost to attend

The Union Street Fashion Show has quickly become one of the highlights of the Union Street Festival. This year’s lineup is sure to bring even more excitement with Nike, Liv Fashion, Simply Chic, Lorna Lane, LF Store, Sprout, & Sui Generis. Each retailer will be showcasing their top picks for spring and summer!

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Wine, Women & Shoes Charity Fashion Event, Saturday, June 6, 2015, Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton, 6:00-9:30pm, Ticket cost $100

Enjoy an evening of fashion & compassion at Wine Women and Shoes benefiting the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation! Sip fine wines, mingle with charming Shoe Guys, shop designer fashions, savor delicious food bites and bid on incredible auction lots. The “Key to the Closet” raffle is worth over $12,000. In addition, enjoy a glamorous fashion show by Macy’s and strut your most fabulous footwear for the Best in Shoe awards. Amazing swag bag for all guests.

Dazzle for a Cause
Dazzle for a Cause Fashion Show, Saturday, June 6, 2015, Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, SF, 6:30-11:00pm, $75 ticket cost

Enjoy a dazzling evening of Indian culture with the who’s who of the Bay Area while helping uplift the lives of underprivileged children. Delight in the “role model” fashion show featuring community leaders paired with runway models. Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and sip beverages from the full bar while being entertained by live performances. Proceeds from the event benefit the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

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Pret-A-Porter SF: Emerging Designers RTW Fashion Exhibit, Saturday, June 6, 2015, Taylor Monroe SF, 448 Grove Street, SF, 7:00-11:00pm, $20 ticket cost

As a part of SF Design Week, SFFAMA is hosting their popular annual Pret-A-Porter Fashion Show. This event is known for showcasing talented up-and-coming designers in an impressive runway show. Collections featured this year are Hao R U by Hao Dong, King’s Gambit by Tim Ho, Winddresser by Mila Hagin, Multiply by Sara Ahli and Yang Qu. This show is one of the fashion highlights of the year!

SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH
The Union Street Fashion Show continues on Sunday, June 7th at 2pm and 3pm.

Santana Row’s Annual Summer Fashion Soiree this Saturday

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Santana Row, San Jose’s upscale outdoor shopping destination, will be hosting their 7th Annual Summer Fashion Show, featuring a runway show, beauty activities and more. This year’s fashion event will benefit the animal shelter “Pets In Need” and will take place poolside at Misora, Santana Row’s newest resort-style residence. Guests will also have a chance to see what Misora is all about, luxury living at its finest in the 212-unit resort style residence. Completed last year, it offers such amenities as a lounging pool with cabanas and lab pool, concierge services, private cinema, fitness studio, chef’s demonstration facilities, wine lockers and a wine tasting room.

The runway show will feature the season’s best looks for men and women from Santana Row retailers that will be available for purchase right after the event. Some of the retailers showcasing their styles are Scotch & Soda, Letarte Swimwear, Annieglass, Ted Baker, Boutique Harajuku, Bonobos, H&M, Calypso St. Barth and Franco Uomo. After the fashion show, many of the stores will host after-parties offering complimentary champagne, personal stylists and more. The event promises to be an exciting showcase a great range of summer’s hottest fashion that will reinvigorate anyone’s wardrobe.

Scene from last year's Summer Fashion Show.

Scene from last year’s Summer Fashion Show. Photo courtesy of Santana Row.


Local NBC Bay Area news celebrity Kira Klapper has been chosen to emcee the event. Through her work at NBC, Kira has become passionate about helping find homes for the animals at Pets In Need, Northern California’s first no-kill shelter located in Redwood City. In show of support for the non-profit organization, Santana Row will be donating proceeds from 15 percent of ticket sales. Past non-profit benefactors from Santana Row’s Summer Fashion Show includes the Vernon Davis Foundation of the Arts, the Family Violence Protection Fund and the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends.

In discussing this year’s event, Santana Row’s Marketing Director Collette Navarrette said, “When the opportunity arose to contribute to Pets in Need, we were honored to offer our support. It’s rewarding to see a fashionable affair raise funds for a wonderful cause. It’s truly a win win–we can bring the community together and raise communal awareness and funds.”

In addition to enjoying the fashion show, attendees will have access to the event’s Beauty Lounge, where they can sip complimentary champagne as they get pampered from Drybar and Bellarmine Salon and shop the hottest accessories from Santana Row stores Letarte Swimwear, Beau Bijou, Annieglass and others. Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres from Santana Row restaurants will also be served. All guests will also receive a “Passion for Fashion” shopping card that entitles them to discounts around the Row and the opportunity to win prizes at the fashion show.

Based on the success of their previous Summer Fashion Shows, combined with warm weather predicted for Saturday in San Jose, this annual poolside fashion show soiree will be an event not to be missed.

Poolside runway at the 2014 Summer Fashion Show at Santana Row.  Photo courtesy of Santana Row.

Poolside runway at the 2014 Summer Fashion Show at Santana Row. Photo courtesy of Santana Row.


What: Santana Row Summer Fashion Show featuring the best summer designs from Santa Row’s retailers, in-store after parties, special shopping opportunities
When: Saturday, June 6, 2015, two fashion show options at 1pm and 4pm
Where: Santana Row, Misora – poolside, 355 Santana Row, San Jose, 95128
Cost to attend: $50 ticket price, inclusive of fashion show, Beauty Lounge, drinks, hors d’ouevres, discount shopping card

Additional info on Santana Row can be found at www.santanarow.com and on Pets In Need can be found at www.petsinneed.org.

The Week Ahead in Fashion: Fashion Shows, BlacMéra Sample Sale & More

There are a lot of great fashion events in the Bay Area this week that you won’t want to miss. The Clift Hotel is celebrating their centennial birthday with various events throughout the week. Poshmark is throwing a Posh Party for all the SF fashionistas out there. Also make sure to watch the NBA playoffs with the Warriors, starting this Thursday!

Whatever you decide to do this week, enjoy it in style!

ONGOING
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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

MONDAY, JUNE 1st
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Clift Centennial Week Fashion Show and Harputs Pop-Up Shop, Monday, June 1, 2015, 495 Geary Street, SF, 6:00-10:00 pm

Historic Landmark Clift Hotel is kicking off their week long centennial celebrations with a fashion show and Harputs pop-up shop tonight. Make sure to check out their website for other events they are hosting throughout the week.

TUESDAY, JUNE 2nd
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Style Wars Discussion – California Cool, Tuesday, June 2, 2015,SFAQ Project Space, 441 O’Farrell Street, SF, 6:00-8:00pm, no cost to attend

Enjoy food, music and discussion as SFAQ hosts a dialogue on the power of style with Clair Daigle, Sampada Aranke, Ella Diaz, Genine Lentine and Asuka Ohsawa. They will discuss what contributes to “California Cool” style.

Casual Chic Posh Party
Casual Chic Posh Party, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Mercer, 255 Rhode Island Street, SF, 6:00-9:00pm, No cost to attend, RSVP required.

Join the Poshmark team for a cocktail party. Mingle with the city’s most stylish, enjoy tasty cocktails and findo ut what Poshmark is all about. Come dressed in your best casual chic attire and showcase what your style is all about!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd
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Renaissance Fashion Series – Legal Workshop, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, Renaissance SOMA, 275 5th Street, SF, 6:00-8:00pm

As a part of a fashion series, the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is hosting a workshop on the legal aspects of the fashion industry. An experiences business and real estate attorney will also be part of a discussion for any questions you may have.

Clift Centennial
Clift Centennial Week Wearable World Fashion Show,Wednesday, June 3, 2015, Clift Hotel, 495 Geary Street, SF, 6:00-10:00pm, no cost to attend, RSVP required

Come marvel at the newest wearable technology presented by Wearable World. The Clift Hotel is hosting a Wearable Tech and Virtual Reality Mixer as part of their 100th birthday celebration.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5th
Artpoint High Style Cocktail Party
Artpoint High Style Cocktail Party, Friday, June 5, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, 7:00-10:00pm, SOLD OUT

Enjoy fashion through the twentieth century! The Legion of Honor is hosting a cocktail party to celebrate their latest exhibit, “High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.” Event is sold out, but try to score tickets if you’re super resourceful.

SF Mansion Gala
SF Mansion Gala Red Carpet Gatsby Cocktail Party, Friday, June 5, 2015, Location TBD, ticket cost $100-$150

Celebrate fashion for a cause at this event that benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies. Local model and business woman Rumiko McCarthy will be hosting this event with a fashion show featuring the designs of Mariya Milovidova and Rory Castillo. Fashion events are event better when they benefit a great cause!

Art Indulgence
Art Indulgence SF, Friday, June 5, 2015, Mercer, 255 Rhode Island Street, SF, 9:00pm-2:00am

Stop by Mercer and indulge in the arts. Art Indulgence is a series of local art inspired events to promote the artist community within the Bay Area. This event will feature designer works, including those of Eve-Lynne Miyasaki and Rebecca Rose Vandersteen.

SATURDAY, JUNE 6th

spring india day

Spring India Day at Union Square, Saturday, June 6, 2015, 333 Post Street, SF, 11:00am – 7:00pm, no cost to attend, no RSVP necessary

Spring India Day is the first Indian themed event by WomenNow. The event will showcase Indian history, rich culture, fashion, entertainment and tourism!

BlacMera Sample Sale
BlacMéra Sample Sale, Saturday, June 6, 2015, BlacMéra Concept Showroom, 1400 Rollins Road, Suite A, Burlingame, 11:00am-4:00pm, RSVP required.

Sample Sale! This exclusive designer sample sale will feature brands Atelier Prélude, Prima Jiva, and BlacMéra. Shopping at a discount is always enjoyable!

santana row
Santana Row Fashion Show, Saturday June 6, 2015, Santana Row, San Jose, 1:00-2:30pm and 4:00-5:30pm, ticket cost $50

The Santana Row Summer Fashion Show is back, poolside at Misora, Santana Row’s newest luxury residential community. Their 7th annual runway event will include a beauty lounge, pre-event champagne, wine and light hors d’oeuvres. There are two different fashion show options with one starting at 1pm and the other at 4pm. This event benefits the non-profit Pets In Need.

The Week Ahead in Fashion: Transcend Fashion Show, Heath Ceramics Seconds Sale and More

There is a wide range of exciting events happening in the Bay Area this week, in addition to all of the fashion events. The San Francisco International Film Festival events continue throughout the week. The Bay Area Dance Week continues through May 3rd, which is a great way to experience and watch dance performances in the Bay Area at no cost. CUESA and The Ferry Plaza Farmer’s market is hosting a culinary event on Wednesday, “A Toast to Neighborhoods: Spring Cocktails of the Farmer’s Market.” There are also a great variety of fashion events occurring throughout the week. Whatever you do, enjoy the week in style!

ONGOING
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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

MONDAY, APRIL 27TH
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“Dior and I” limited theatre release, April 27 to April 30, 2015, Landmark Theatres, Opera Plaza Cinema, 601 Van Ness Avenue, SF, Various showtimes, ticket cost varies

The movie Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director—a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure- filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.

indochino
Indochino SF Presents The Bellwether Project’s Men’s Style Seminar, Monday, April 27, 2015, Indochino Showroom, 61 Post Street, SF, 6:30-8:30pm, no cost to attend (Website states this is sold out)

Join Indochino and The Bellwether Project at their recently opened downtown showroom for an evening of discounted custom menswear, small bites, and drinks. The Bellwether Project will present curated looks for office and casual attire. Each look will consist of a two to three piece suit, one custom shirt, one extra pant, and one accessory. These looks will be available to purchase exclusively at this event. All in attendance will be measured for a custom suit, and will receive 15% off their entire order (w/ the purchase of a regular priced suit). In addition, those making purchases will be entered into a raffle for personal shopping sessions provided by The Bellwether Project. The winner will be contacted via email. Attendance is limited to 30 spots so make sure to reserve yours.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28TH

Brit+Co
Brit+Co: DIY Tassel Fringe Necklace Class, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Brit+Co, 550 Sutter Street, SF, 6:00-8:00pm, cost $25 to attend

Put a tassel on it! The Tassel Fringe Necklace is the perfect fun and colorful gift! Brit+Co teamed up with Polyvore to give someone in their community a chance at designing a Brit Kit, and this fringe necklace kit by Ann-Marie Robinson is the winning design!
The $25 class includes all kit materials (embroidery floss, gold beads with findings, and leather cord.)
Style Lend
April Style Soiree: Fashion+Tech Happy Hour, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Style Lend HQ, 148 Townsend Street, SF, 6:30-8:00pm, Ticket cost $5

Join this monthly happy hour created to connect women who love Fashion or Tech, and are interested in joining the Style Lend community. Meet other fashionistas in San Francisco who are already a part of the club, plus learn more about Style Lend, and how you can join the community of the “airbnb for your closet!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29TH
wearable tech showcase
Wearable Tech Showcase, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Highway 1 venue, 1040 Mariposa Street, SF, 6:00-8:00pm, Cost to attend $10

#WEARTECHCON is an industry think tank and events program for wearable tech startups, entrepreneurs, professionals, designers, R&D groups, investors, artists, students and enthusiasts focusing on thought leadership in the design, development and future direction of wearable technologies. Some of the exhibitors include Ayda, Blue Topaz, Laser Media Harp, Zoltan Wear and many more.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30TH
See it before it’s gone – it’s the last day to see the showing of “Dior and I” at the Opera Plaza Theatre. Come out and support local Bay Area fashion model, designer and singer-songwriter Fely Tchaco, who will be performing at Bissap Baobab in San Francisco at a special dinner concert. Other fashionable events to enjoy on Thursday include:

E-commerce shopping
Tech Talk: The Future of E-Commerce & Retail, Thursday, April 30, 2015, Ministry of Supply SF, 1093 Fillmore Street, SF 6:00-8:00pm, no cost to attend

E-commerce and retail are rapidly evolving, with disruptions to the industry happening at an accelerated pace. Disruptive technologies in social commerce, shipping, customer experience and engagement have been transforming the e-commerce industry and will continue to do so. Come to the Ministry of Supply’s Fillmore Street pop-up to discuss the future of e-commerce and retail brands.

Runway 2015 Transcend
Runway 2015: Transcend, Thursday, April 30, 2015, SF Design Center, 101 Henry Adams Street, SF, 6:30-9:00pm, Ticket cost ranges from $10-$25

Join San Francisco State University’s Apparel Design & Merchandising Students for their Annual Fashion Show “Runway 2015: Transcend.” See what innovative fashions the next generation of designers will bring us!

FRIDAY, MAY 1ST
Heath Ceramics
Heath Ceramics Seconds Sale, Friday May 1 through Sunday May 3, 2015, Heath Ceramics Sausalito Showroom, 400 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito, 9am-6pm on May 1st, 10am-6pm on May 2nd, 11am-6pm on May 3rd

Stock up and save! Heath Ceramics is having their annual in-store Seconds Sale at their Sausalito showroom. Get an additional 20% off all Heath seconds and overstock tile (to save up to 40% off first quality retail prices), and get up to 50% off select linens, books, and more. Come stock up on slightly-less-than-perfect Heath dinnerware, as well as overstock tile, seconds from our new Summer Seasonal collection, and more!

Vasily Vein Fashion Show
Vasily Vein Fashion Show, Friday, May 1, 2015, Mishin Fine Arts, 445A Sutter Street, SF 6:00-9:00pm, Ticket cost is $30 in advance and $40 at the door

Vasily Vein will be featuring his latest collection of beautiful fashion at Mishin Fine Arts! A favorite amongst many SF society women, his designs are anticipated to be a stunning showcase on the runway.

SATURDAY, MAY 2ND
The Heath Ceramics Seconds Sale continues on Saturday, in addition to the following fashionable events:
kiss that frog
Kiss that Frog 2015 Spring Warehouse Sale, Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015, Kiss That Frog, 2310 4th Street, Berkeley, 10:00am – 4:00pm
One weekend in Spring, Kiss That Frog opens their warehouse to the general public. They are normally wholesale to the trade only. This is a one weekend opportunity to purchase European home products at 50 to 80% below retail. French glassware from La Rochere, Marseille Soaps from Marius Fabre, Corkscrews, steak knife sets, cheese knives from Laguiole, Ceramics, Home Textiles, doormats, natural fiber scarves and more.

styletheorytour
SF Style Theory Tour hosted by Tameka Raymond, Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:30am-4:30pm, cost to attend $75 to $150

STYLE THEORY was created to inspire women and men to find their own style, and empower them to assist others in doing the same. The purpose of this workshop is to teach others how to become the total package from the inside out. We believe that style is key, but style is not only external. Style is within and finding true beauty begins with ones mindset. The STYLE THEORY workshop is designed to teach the ins and outs of styling from inner (mental) beauty to hair, make up, and how to dress for every occasion.

Wonderland
Wonderland SF 5th Year Anniversary & Opening Reception, Saturday, May2, 2015, 1266 Valencia Street, SF 6:00-10:00pm

Join Wonderland SF as they celebrate their 5th Anniversary Party! Wonderland has made a tremendous impact in local fashion and art, obvious through the success of the boutique and the impact it’s made on the community. This opening art reception will feature the artwork from local designers Joshua Lawyer, Matthew Robertson, Mj Lindo and Sergio Lopez. Come and celebrate 5 years of supporting local art and design!

SUNDAY, MAY 3RD
The Heath Ceramics Seconds Sale and Kiss That Frog Warehouse Sale continues on Sunday. Other events to enjoy on Sunday include:

urban air market
Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley, Sunday, May 3, 2015, 400 Octavia Street, SF, 11:00am-6:00pm

Come to Hayes Valley to shop in a marketplace featuring sustainable design. Urban Air Market connects independent artists and designers who want to make more direct sales with their ideal customers and provide a unique shopping experience that builds community while supporting the local economy. The shopping events showcase 100+ independent designers of fashion, accessories, body products, home decor, furniture and art. Featured designers are curated based on their quality, originality, and their commitment to innovation and sustainability.

FAST X
FAST presents “X”:10 Year Anniversary Fashion Show, Sunday, May 3, 2015, UC Berkeley, Joseph Wood Krutch Theatre, 2601 Warring Street, Clark Kerr Campus Faculty Club, Berkeley, 7:00-10:00pm, Cost to attend $10

Ten years ago Fashion and Student Trends [FAST] was established at UC Berkeley with the sole intention of cultivating our love for wearable art and creativity. “X” is set to be the show of the decade. Join as they celebrate their 10 year anniversary fashion show with an impressive showcase of fashion from their student designers.

Weekend Fashion Events: OBEY Sample Sale, In-House Fashion Shows, and More

Finally the weekend has arrived! There are a lot of exciting events happening in the Bay Area in addition to the fashion events during the week. The San Francisco International Film Festival kicked off last night with their opening party and they have an excellent line-up of movies being featured in the next couple weeks in venues across the city. The Bay Area Dance Week starts up, which is a great way to experience and watch dance performances in the Bay Area at no cost. Whatever you do this weekend, have a fabulous time and enjoy the week in style!

ONGOING
highstylemain
High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24th

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Madeline Weinrib Sample Sale, Thursday, April 23 – Sunday, April 26, 2015, 101 Henry Adams Street, #101, SF, 9am – 5pm, no cost to attend

Madeline Weinrib Sample Sale, a hallowed & rare New York event, is coming to the west coast for the first time this month! This is an amazing way for shoppers to find crazy good deals on handmade carpets, fabrics and accessories. It’s also the perfect venue for new collectors & designers to find affordable prices on handmade products that will last a lifetime.

dior_and_i

Dior and I movie, runs April 24 – April 30, 2015, check movie location and times on the Landmark Theatres site

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director—a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure- filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.

Fashion Revolution Day
Fashion Revolution Day: East Bay Pop-Up Shop, Friday, April 24, 2015, The 25th Street Collective, 477 25th Street, Oakland, 5pm – 9pm, no cost to attend

The 25th Street Collective is celebrating Fashion Revolution Day with a one-night-only pop-up shop featuring several Bay Area slow fashion brands. Come share a drink and hear our stories and perspectives on responsible local and global clothing production approaches.

bad
Bad Unkl Sista Warehouse Sale, Friday April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2015, BUS Stop Gallery, 135 Dore Street, SF, 6pm – 9pm on Friday and 12pm – 6pm on Saturday

Entertainers Bad Unkl Sista is doing some spring cleaning (and treasure dispersion)! The many treasures available include costumes, musical instruments, fabric, art materials, props. Plus there will also be clothing, household items, and random objects of beauty! Who doesn’t enjoy finding unique treasures!

InHouse Event
An April Affair In-House Boutique Launch Party, Friday, April 24, 2015, 3927 24th Street, SF 6pm – 9pm, no cost to attend

The artisan boutique formerly know as LOFT1513, is now IN-HOUSE. What better way to celebrate a successful transitioning process than with a launch party, IN-HOUSE style? Doors open at 6pm, and the famous “fashion shows” that we are known for putting on will begin at 7pm! Featuring eight live models, styled by Tyrese Cooper, with hair and makeup by the highly acclaimed Green Twig Salon, and a live DJ set by Sunny Dawn — this show will be THE spot to spend your Friday night.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25th
Spring Open Studios at Hunter’s Point Shipyard is happening this weekend in San Francisco. Don’t forget to see if there are SF International Film Festival and Bay Area Dance Week events that you want to attend. The Madeline Weinrib Sample Sale and Bad Unkl Sista Warehouse Sale continue, in addition to the following fashion events:

rebecca minkoff clothing
Rebecca Minkoff Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale, Saturday, April 25, 2015, Golden Gate Ballroom, 495 Jefferson Street, SF, 10am – 4pm, no cost to attend

The highly anticipated Semi-Annual Rebecca Minkoff sales event is happening for one-day only. Save up to 70% on ready-to-wear items, handbags, shoes and accessories.

britexwarp2
Britex Fabrics: Warx x Weft Textile 101, Saturday, April 25, 2015, Britex Fabrics, 146 Geary Street, SF, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Cost to attend $25

Be a textile know-it-all! In this class we’ll detail the process from fiber to textile, show you loads of samples and dig into the terminology that will deeply improve your experience whether you are a textile lover already or needing a little help on a new venture. We’ll start by demystifying the major fiber types through a step-by-step introduction to cotton, wool, silk, linen and their man-made counterparts. Next, we’ll discuss woven fabrics vs. knit fabrics and how each of these are constructed. During the class you’ll put together a useful swatch kit to reference in the future whenever a little refresher is desired.

obey clothing sample sale
OBEY Clothing Sample Sale Event, Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 2015, Cary Lane, 560 Laguna Street, SF, 11am – 7pm on Saturday and 11am – 6pm on Sunday, no cost to attend

On the weekend of April 25th and 26th, popular SF boutique Cary Lane will be hosting an exclusive OBEY Clothing sponsored sample sale plus a 40% off sale of all other apparel for men and women at the Hayes Valley location. There will be samples from Obey & more at up to 90% off regular retail prices! Everything at the stores is always brand new, unworn, and sold at a discount. During the event, they will have giveaways from Cardio Barre of Bay Area and free drinks from Harmless Harvest. The first 100 customers a day will be also given exclusive store coupons for extra savings!

skunkfunk
Skunkfunk Earth Day event, Saturday, April 25, 2015,1475 Haight Street, SF, 11am – 7pm, no cost to attend

Shop at Skunkfunk and celebrate Earth Day. Learn about their sustainability ‘Act In Green’. plant a seed, have Vegan Snacks and meet SFSFWI (San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week International). Donate your old clothing and receive 15% off your purchase. In addition receive $15 off GOTS certified clothing. Discounts apply on purchases over $100 only on Saturday, April 25th.

pet-a-palooza
Pet-A-Palooza, Saturday, April 25, 2015, Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 12pm – 3pm

Pet-A-Palooza brings all things pets to Town & Country Village for a day of festive, four-legged fun! Pet owners and their pooches will enjoy free fun activities including a pet psychic, pet sketch artist, pet photos, CPR demos, Palo Alto PD K-9 Unit agility demos, pet resources and more! The Strut Your Mutt Spring Fashion Show Contest will also take place on this special day. Pooch owners are invited to gussy up their pets in the latest spring “pet” attire and walk the red carpet. All entrants will receive a doggy swag bag and prizes will be awarded to the top dogs!

SUNDAY, APRIL 26th
It’s the last day to enjoy The Hunter’s Point Shipyard Spring Open Studios. The SF International Film Festival and Bay Area Dance Week events continue. For fashion events, it’s the last day to shop & save at the Madeline Weinrib Sample Sale and OBEY Sample Sale. Other events to enjoy on Sunday include:

Kraken Con
Kraken Con Cosplay Contest, Sunday, April 26, 2015, Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th Street, Oakland, 10am – 6pm

Join Kraken Con in their “Over the Garden Wall” themed Hall Cosplay Contest! The Contest will take place on Sunday, April 26th. All entrants need to sign up no later than noon at the Cosplay Desk located in the Exhibit Hall. The sign-up process includes filling out a waiver and having your photo taken. Entrants will need to return at the stated time (tentatively scheduled for 2PM) to take a group photo and find out winners. Three winners will be selected!

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How Weird Street Festival, Sunday, April 26, 2015, Howard Street and 2nd Street, SF, 12pm – 8pm, donation based entrance

There’s always great entertainment and people watching at the annual How Weird Street Festival. Marvel at the beautiful freaks in costume and be one yourself! See the colorful curiosities and extraordinary strangeness! Be filled with awe at the exotic performers of every type! Browse the unique concessions and designer merchants!

The Week Ahead in Fashion: Rebecca Minkoff Warehouse Sale, In-House Boutique Fashion Show and more!

This week there are a lot of exciting events happening in the Bay Area in addition to the fashion events during the week. The San Francisco International Film Festival begins this week, with its opening movie and party. The Bay Area Dance Week starts up, which is a great way to experience and watch dance performances in the Bay Area at no cost. There are also a great variety of fashion events occurring throughout the week. Whatever you do, enjoy the week in style!

ONGOING
highstylemain
High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

MONDAY, APRIL 20th
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GQxUniqlo Celebrate Spring Style with SF Giant Angel Pagan, Monday, April 20, 2015, Uniqlo, 111 Powell Street, SF. 7pm-9pm, no cost to attend, RSVP required

Join GQ Magazine and retailer Uniqlo as they celebrate spring style with special guest Angel Pagan of the World Champion San Francisco Giants. Enjoy light bites, cocktails and a live Q+A with their special guest! 21+ to enter, must RSVP. Tickets for the event are already sold out.
GQxUniqlo

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22nd

Designer Daniel Sudar is hosting a special “Dinner and Drag Show” event at his new restaurant Mandu from 7pm-9pm at 2251 Market Street. Other fashionable events to enjoy on Wednesday include:

sasha maks pop up
Sasha Maks Vintage Pop-Up Shop, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Closet 1951, 1951 Union Street, SF, 5pm – 9pm, no cost to attend

Join Sasha Maks Vintage for a chic spring style event at Closet 1951. Step into the new season with bold must-have vintage costume jewels by Dior, Kenneth Lane, and Givenchy. Sasha Maks Vintage offers the perfect baubles for every occasion.

ecommerce shopping
SF Beta presents Shopping 2.0: The Future of eCommerce, Wednesday, April 22, 2015,

4/21 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR ANOTHER MONTH.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23rd

The California Academy of Sciences hosts their biggest party of the year, Party after Dark at the Academy of Sciences, while the SF International Film Festival (April 23-May 7) has their opening night movie and party. Fashion events to enjoy include:

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Madeline Weinrib Sample Sale, Thursday, April 23 – Sunday, April 26, 2015, 101 Henry Adams Street, #101, SF, 9am – 5pm, no cost to attend

Madeline Weinrib Sample Sale, a hallowed & rare New York event, is coming to the west coast for the first time this month! This is an amazing way for shoppers to find crazy good deals on handmade carpets, fabrics and accessories. It’s also the perfect venue for new collectors & designers to find affordable prices on handmade products that will last a lifetime.

Photo by Sweet & Spark

Photo by Sweet & Spark


What to Wear on Another Level! Introducing the Fashion Science, Thursday, April 23, 2015, Nordstrom San Francisco Centre, 865 Market Street, SF, 5:45, cost to attend $10

Leading Women in Technology and the Fashion Science would like to invite you to an event that will change the way you see, buy, and wear fashion! Enjoy wine and appetizers while learning an amazing approach to fashion!

FRIDAY, APRIL 24th
Bay Area Dance Week kicks off on Friday, April 24th through Sunday, May 5th with free performances and dance classes throughout the Bay Area. The Madeline Weinrib Sample Sale continues, in addition to the following fashion events:

dior_and_i

Dior and I movie, runs April 24 – April 30, 2015, check movie location and times on the Landmark Theatres site

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director—a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure- filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.

Fashion Revolution Day
Fashion Revolution Day: East Bay Pop-Up Shop, Friday, April 24, 2015, The 25th Street Collective, 477 25th Street, Oakland, 5pm – 9pm, no cost to attend

The 25th Street Collective is celebrating Fashion Revolution Day with a one-night-only pop-up shop featuring several Bay Area slow fashion brands. Come share a drink and hear our stories and perspectives on responsible local and global clothing production approaches.

bad
Bad Unkl Sista Warehouse Sale, Friday April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2015, BUS Stop Gallery, 135 Dore Street, SF, 6pm – 9pm on Friday and 12pm – 6pm on Saturday

Entertainers Bad Unkl Sista is doing some spring cleaning (and treasure dispersion)! The many treasures available include costumes, musical instruments, fabric, art materials, props. Plus there will also be clothing, household items, and random objects of beauty! Who doesn’t enjoy finding unique treasures!

InHouse Event
An April Affair In-House Boutique Launch Party, Friday, April 24, 2015, 3927 24th Street, SF 6pm – 9pm, no cost to attend

The artisan boutique formerly know as LOFT1513, is now IN-HOUSE. What better way to celebrate a successful transitioning process than with a launch party, IN-HOUSE style? Doors open at 6pm, and the famous “fashion shows” that we are known for putting on will begin at 7pm! Featuring eight live models, styled by Tyrese Cooper, with hair and makeup by the highly acclaimed Green Twig Salon, and a live DJ set by Sunny Dawn — this show will be THE spot to spend your Friday night.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25th
Spring Open Studios at Hunter’s Point Shipyard is happening this weekend in San Francisco. Don’t forget to see if there are SF International Film Festival and Bay Area Dance Week events that you want to attend. The Madeline Weinrib Sample Sale and Bad Unkl Sista Warehouse Sale continue, in addition to the following fashion events:

rebecca minkoff clothing
Rebecca Minkoff Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale, Saturday, April 25, 2015, Golden Gate Ballroom, 495 Jefferson Street, SF, 10am – 4pm, no cost to attend

The highly anticipated Semi-Annual Rebecca Minkoff sales event is happening for one-day only. Save up to 70% on ready-to-wear items, handbags, shoes and accessories.

britexwarp2
Britex Fabrics: Warx x Weft Textile 101, Saturday, April 25, 2015, Britex Fabrics, 146 Geary Street, SF, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Cost to attend $25

Be a textile know-it-all! In this class we’ll detail the process from fiber to textile, show you loads of samples and dig into the terminology that will deeply improve your experience whether you are a textile lover already or needing a little help on a new venture. We’ll start by demystifying the major fiber types through a step-by-step introduction to cotton, wool, silk, linen and their man-made counterparts. Next, we’ll discuss woven fabrics vs. knit fabrics and how each of these are constructed. During the class you’ll put together a useful swatch kit to reference in the future whenever a little refresher is desired.

obey clothing sample sale
OBEY Clothing Sample Sale Event, Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 2015, Cary Lane, 560 Laguna Street, SF, 11am – 7pm on Saturday and 11am – 6pm on Sunday, no cost to attend

On the weekend of April 25th and 26th, popular SF boutique Cary Lane will be hosting an exclusive OBEY Clothing sponsored sample sale plus a 40% off sale of all other apparel for men and women at the Hayes Valley location. There will be samples from Obey & more at up to 90% off regular retail prices! Everything at the stores is always brand new, unworn, and sold at a discount. During the event, they will have giveaways from Cardio Barre of Bay Area and free drinks from Harmless Harvest. The first 100 customers a day will be also given exclusive store coupons for extra savings!

skunkfunk
Skunkfunk Earth Day event, Saturday, April 25, 2015,1475 Haight Street, SF, 11am – 7pm, no cost to attend

Shop at Skunkfunk and celebrate Earth Day. Learn about their sustainability ‘Act In Green’. plant a seed, have Vegan Snacks and meet SFSFWI (San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week International). Donate your old clothing and receive 15% off your purchase. In addition receive $15 off GOTS certified clothing. Discounts apply on purchases over $100 only on Saturday, April 25th.

pet-a-palooza
Pet-A-Palooza, Saturday, April 25, 2015, Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 12pm – 3pm

Pet-A-Palooza brings all things pets to Town & Country Village for a day of festive, four-legged fun! Pet owners and their pooches will enjoy free fun activities including a pet psychic, pet sketch artist, pet photos, CPR demos, Palo Alto PD K-9 Unit agility demos, pet resources and more! The Strut Your Mutt Spring Fashion Show Contest will also take place on this special day. Pooch owners are invited to gussy up their pets in the latest spring “pet” attire and walk the red carpet. All entrants will receive a doggy swag bag and prizes will be awarded to the top dogs!

SUNDAY, APRIL 26th
It’s the last day to enjoy The Hunter’s Point Shipyard Spring Open Studios. The SF International Film Festival and Bay Area Dance Week events continue. For fashion events, it’s the last day to shop & save at the Madeline Weinrib Sample Sale and OBEY Sample Sale. Other events to enjoy on Sunday include:

Kraken Con
Kraken Con Cosplay Contest, Sunday, April 26, 2015, Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th Street, Oakland, 10am – 6pm

Join Kraken Con in their “Over the Garden Wall” themed Hall Cosplay Contest! The Contest will take place on Sunday, April 26th. All entrants need to sign up no later than noon at the Cosplay Desk located in the Exhibit Hall. The sign-up process includes filling out a waiver and having your photo taken. Entrants will need to return at the stated time (tentatively scheduled for 2PM) to take a group photo and find out winners. Three winners will be selected!

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How Weird Street Festival, Sunday, April 26, 2015, Howard Street and 2nd Street, SF, 12pm – 8pm, donation based entrance

There’s always great entertainment and people watching at the annual How Weird Street Festival. Marvel at the beautiful freaks in costume and be one yourself! See the colorful curiosities and extraordinary strangeness! Be filled with awe at the exotic performers of every type! Browse the unique concessions and designer merchants!

Weekend Fashion Events: Pop-Up Shops, Fashion Shows & More

Warriors Playoff game against the New Orleans Pelicans at 12:30PM Oracle Arena, Oakland on Saturday – THE weekend event! In addition to this must-see game, there are numerous fashion events going on around the Bay Area to check out. Whatever you decide to do this weekend, enjoy it in style!

ONGOING
High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH
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ECCO Pop Up with Sole Bicycles, Friday, April 17, 2015, 520 Haight Street, SF, 9am – 6pm, no cost to attend

ECCO Shoes is hosting a special in-store party to launch the brand’s latest collaboration with Solé Bicycles. Attendees will receive exclusive offers redeemable at either ECCO San Francisco location (40 Grant Avenue and 865 Market Street) along with enjoying games, light bites and refreshments. The ECCOx Solé Bicycle collaboration will be available by special order and can be custom designed.

Queer Fashion Week
Queer Fashion Week, Thursday, April 16, 2015 – Sunday, April 19, 2015, Various Venues in Oakland, Cost varies

The first event, EVER, of its kind, Queer Fashion Week is four days of fashion, art, music, spoken word, live performance art, food and sooooooo much more. Pick a day or come for the whole week. Be inspired every day. Friday features a Fashion Explosion runway show that starts at 8pm at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, 410 14th Street, Oakland. The event is hosted by America’s Next Top Model Cory Wade.

Local, regional and national designers and models will be showcasing on the runways. With 25 designers and over 100 models you know QFW is about to go HARD. They have a beautiful community and it is time to show up and show out!

SATURDAY, APRIL 18th
Queer Fashion Week continues with a GENISIS: RIP the Runway Festival featuring an amazing line up of designers. Other events happening include:

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ECO Fashion Show at the Earth Day Street Fest, Saturday, April 18th, 22nd Street (between Mission & Valencia Streets), SF, 10am – 7pm, no cost to attend

Located in the heart of the most culturally rich neighborhood in the city, “The Mission,” Earth Day SF unites Artists, Activists and Amazing Entertainers all dedicated to promoting the protection and preservation of our Beloved Mother Earth and all of her inhabitants. This one-of-a-kind event promises to be a robust celebration of everything “Green, Fun and Sustainable.” Enjoy San Francisco style with an ECO Fashion Show presented by Shirin Hashem. Featured collections include Anubha Designs, sheila Ash Karleen and Synergy Clothing.

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Britex Fabrics: Intro to Needlework, Saturday, April 18, 2015, Britex Fabrics, 146 Geary Street, SF, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Cost $35

Join Britex for an introduction to the materials and process of needlework with a modern take on procedure, design, and technique. In this class, you will view samples of different styles of needle work, with a focus on cross stitch and modern freestyle techniques, along with places to look for inspiration, and different ways to put your own take on the classic and time honored craft. All participants with receive a goodie bag full of supplies to start out on the road of needlework!

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Made in Sausalito, Caledonia Street Festival, Saturday, April 18, 2015, Caledonia Street, Sausalito, 12pm – 5pm, no cost to attend

Celebrate Caledonia Street’s unique Artisans, showcasing their wares, knowledge and techniques. Over 20 in-store demonstrations in art, food, fashion and jewelry. Demonstrations throughout the day. Open to the public and free!

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Trashion Fashion Show, Saturday, April 18, 2015, Sonoma Veteran’s Memorial Building, 126 First Street, Sonoma, 3pm – 7pm, Cost $25 -$50

Sonoma Community Center is hosting their 5th Annual Trashion Fashion Show! The Trashion Fashion Show is a showcase for outrageous, beautiful, theatrical and humorous fashions created from recycled materials. This is where art, fashion, and ecology come together and put on a great show! Here is your chance to see how innovative and beautiful recycled fashion can be.

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Spring Fling Fashion & Trunk Show, Saturday, April 18, 2015, Palm Valley Communities, 150 Palm Valley Blvd, San Jose, 6pm – 9pm, Cost $25

Enjoy an evening of fashion and shopping! The event includes a fashion show by a list of designers, included Chona Pike Designs, Peter Casara Clothier, and others! There will also be a trunk show by Wild Beautiful Clothing and lots of food, drinks and mingling to enjoy at the event!

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Castle Masquerade Ball, Fashion Show and Exotic Car Show, Saturday, April 18, 2015, private estate in Woodside (details provided after ticket purchase), 7pm – 12am, Cost ranges from $150 – $300

Benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.The venue is a private 22000 square foot Woodside CA estate styled after a royal family retreat. The evening will get started with a sunset exotic car show, followed by hors-d’oeuvres, wine tasting, a Fashion Show featuring celebrity designers from LA, NYC and San Francisco and finally a masquerade ball featuring the latest sounds from a live DJ and Hollywood singer. This event will be hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year candidate Rumiko McCarthy. All of the costs for the event have been covered by sponsor donations. All proceeds from ticket sales and bar will go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Our special guests will include Hollywood celebrity designers, models, elected representatives, CEOs, investors and other bay area business leaders and media.

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Steampunk Masquerade, Saturday April 18, 2015, NIMBY 8410 Amelia Street, Oakland, 7pm – 3am, Cost $35-$40

Not necessarily a fashion event, but there will be a lot of fashion to be enjoyed. Dust off your top hat and hop in your favorite steam engine for the adventure of a lifetime! Three amazing groups are turning NIMBY into a legendary evening to remember. Flaming Lotus Girl’s Serpent Mother will be ON FIRE for the first time in 2 years! She will be featured amongst 6 stages of music including international talent Slynk & Timothy Wisdom, a mutant vehicle round-up, interactive art, Silent Storm silent disco, fire performers, aerialists, and MORE!

SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH
Queer Fashion Week comes to a close with a Designer Trunk Show at Qulture Collective in Oakland. Make sure to stop by between 3pm – 6pm and support the QFW designers and vendors! Other events to enjoy on Sunday include:

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Cherry Blossom Festival Grand Parade featuring NorCal Cosplay, Sunday, April 19, 2015, Civic Center to Japantown, 1pm – 3pm, no cost to attend

Japanese Cosplay and street fashion is always unique, fun and refereshing to see! Since 1999, Japan Video’s Anime Costume Parade has been a part of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival — an annual event held in San Francisco to celebrate the Japanese culture and the arrival of Spring. The parade begins at the Civic Center at 1:00 p.m., proceeding up Polk to Post Street, and ending in Japantown at Post and Fillmore streets. A number of performers from Japan will also grace us with their presence. Japanese classical (Buyo) and folk dance (Minyo) groups representing the Bay Area will perform throughout the parade route like a myriad of floating butterflies.
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Have a fashionable fun weekend!

The Week Ahead in Fashion: Killer Heels, Queer Fashion Week, Steampunk Masquerade & Cosplay

Things are heating up in the San Francisco! Not only is the weather predicted to peak in the upper 70’s by the end of the week, but there’s numerous fashion shows starting Wednesday throughout the weekend that will feature some of the best in Bay Area fashion and modeling. This week’s fashion events range from a Killer Heels presentation at the JCC (who doesn’t love wearing are talking about fashionable shoes!) to a Fashion Trashion Fashion Show!. Whatever you decide to do this week, enjoy it in style!

ONGOING
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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH

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The Future of Patternmaking, Tuesday, April 14,2015, Apparel Arts, 1616 Franklin Street, Oakland, 6pm – 8pm, Cost $15

Join SF FASHTECH for discussions with industry leaders on the evolution of patternmaking and how technology is changing the future of apparel manufacturing. Meet and network with fashion and technology professionals, and learn what happens behind the scenes to bring fashion to life. Refreshments and snacks provided.

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#SHETALKSForum, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Wix Lounge, 500 Terry A Francois boulevard, 6th Foor, SF, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Cost $20

This event celebrates the talent diversity of the women workforce. To inspire others to seek out creative outlets, nurture innovative ideas, cultivate new opportunities and utilize impactful technologies for social good… Bring your style, smile and business cards.

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Killer Heels, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, JCC, 3200 California Street, SF, 7pm – 8pm, Cost $35

400 Years of Provocative Shoes With The Brooklyn Museum’s Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions!
We love them. We hate them. We endure outrageous pain to wear them, because they’re just so gorgeous. Direct from the Brooklyn Museum’s sweeping exhibition, which the New York Times calls “provocative and profligate, appalling and dazzling,” curator Lisa Small shares history, images and film of some of our culture’s most coveted iconic fashion artifacts…Killer Heels!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15TH

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RAW Artists presents “SF Exposure”, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Ruby Skye, 420 Mason Street, SF, 7pm – 11pm, Cost $20

Join RAW Artists on April 15th at RUBY SKYE to celebrate local San Francisco Bay Area artists for EXPOSURE! A fat, fresh dose of underground talent, including Music, Visual Art, Makeup, Fashion, Film and Photography. Live music // Art gallery // Performing art // Fashion show Doors @ 7pm. This event is 21+ with valid ID only.

THURSDAY, APRIL 16TH

Queer Fashion Week
Queer Fashion Week, Thursday, April 16, 2015 – Sunday, April 19, 2015, Various Venues in Oakland, Cost varies

The first event, EVER, of its kind, Queer Fashion Week is four days of fashion, art, music, spoken word, live performance art, food and sooooooo much more. Pick a day or come for the whole week. Be inspired every day.

Local, regional and national designers and models will be showcasing on the runways. With 25 designers and over 100 models you know QFW is about to go HARD. They have a beautiful community and it is time to show up and show out!

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Alternative Launch event for Levi’s California Collection, Thursday, April 16th, 424 Hayes Street, SF, 7pm – 10pm, no cost to attend

The highly anticipated launch of the Levi’s California collection will be celebrated at Alternative in Hayes Valley! Check out the fashion of this beloved SF denim brand and save 15% on all purchases!

FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH
Queer Fashion Week has thier Fashion Explosion featuring a fashion show, celebrities and much more. Also happening on Friday include:

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ECCO Pop Up with Sole Bicycles, Friday, April 17, 2015, DSF Clothing Company, 520 Haight Street, SF, 9am – 6pm, no cost to attend

ECCO proudly announces the opening of a pop-up activation in San Francisco on Friday, April 17th. This one-day event will launch the brand’s latest collaboration with Solé Bicycles. At the pop-up event, ECCO will invite San Francisco commuters to take a break from their day to be the first to experience the brand’s latest collaboration and collection. Attendees will receive exclusive offers redeemable at either ECCO San Francisco location (40 Grant Avenue and 865 Market Street) along with enjoying games, light bites and refreshments.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18th
Queer Fashion Week continues with a GENISIS: RIP the Runway Festival featuring an amazing line up of designers. Other events happening include:

earth day
ECO Fashion Show at the Earth Day Street Fest, Saturday, April 18th, 22nd Street (between Mission & Valencia Streets), SF, 10am – 7pm, no cost to attend

Located in the heart of the most culturally rich neighborhood in the city, “The Mission,” Earth Day SF unites Artists, Activists and Amazing Entertainers all dedicated to promoting the protection and preservation of our Beloved Mother Earth and all of her inhabitants. This one-of-a-kind event promises to be a robust celebration of everything “Green, Fun and Sustainable.” Enjoy San Francisco style with an ECO Fashion Show presented by Shirin Hashem. Featured collections include Anubha Designs, sheila Ash Karleen and Synergy Clothing.

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Britex Fabrics: Intro to Needlework, Saturday, April 18, 2015, Britex Fabrics, 146 Geary Street, SF, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Cost $35

Join Britex for an introduction to the materials and process of needlework with a modern take on procedure, design, and technique. In this class, you will view samples of different styles of needle work, with a focus on cross stitch and modern freestyle techniques, along with places to look for inspiration, and different ways to put your own take on the classic and time honored craft. All participants with receive a goodie bag full of supplies to start out on the road of needlework!

sausalito
Made in Sausalito, Caledonia Street Festival, Saturday, April 18, 2015, Caledonia Street, Sausalito, 12pm – 5pm, no cost to attend

Celebrate Caledonia Street’s unique Artisans, showcasing their wares, knowledge and techniques. Over 20 in-store demonstrations in art, food, fashion and jewelry. Demonstrations throughout the day. Open to the public and free!

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Trashion Fashion Show, Saturday, April 18, 2015, Sonoma Veteran’s Memorial Building, 126 First Street, Sonoma, 3pm – 7pm, Cost $25 -$50

Sonoma Community Center is hosting their 5th Annual Trashion Fashion Show! The Trashion Fashion Show is a showcase for outrageous, beautiful, theatrical and humorous fashions created from recycled materials. This is where art, fashion, and ecology come together and put on a great show! Here is your chance to see how innovative and beautiful recycled fashion can be.

wild beautiful
Spring Fling Fashion & Trunk Show, Saturday, April 18, 2015, Palm Valley Communities, 150 Palm Valley Blvd, San Jose, 6pm – 9pm, Cost $25

Enjoy an evening of fashion and shopping! The event includes a fashion show by a list of designers, included Chona Pike Designs, Peter Casara Clothier, and others! There will also be a trunk show by Wild Beautiful Clothing and lots of food, drinks and mingling to enjoy at the event!

castle
Castle Masquerade Ball, Fashion Show and Exotic Car Show, Saturday, April 18, 2015, private estate in Woodside (details provided after ticket purchase), 7pm – 12am, Cost ranges from $150 – $300

Benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.The venue is a private 22000 square foot Woodside CA estate styled after a royal family retreat. The evening will get started with a sunset exotic car show, followed by hors-d’oeuvres, wine tasting, a Fashion Show featuring celebrity designers from LA, NYC and San Francisco and finally a masquerade ball featuring the latest sounds from a live DJ and Hollywood singer. This event will be hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year candidate Rumiko McCarthy. All of the costs for the event have been covered by sponsor donations. All proceeds from ticket sales and bar will go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Our special guests will include Hollywood celebrity designers, models, elected representatives, CEOs, investors and other bay area business leaders and media.

steampunk
Steampunk Masquerade, Saturday April 18, 2015, NIMBY 8410 Amelia Street, Oakland, 7pm – 3am, Cost $35-$40

Not necessarily a fashion event, but there will be a lot of fashion to be enjoyed. Dust off your top hat and hop in your favorite steam engine for the adventure of a lifetime! Three amazing groups are turning NIMBY into a legendary evening to remember. Flaming Lotus Girl’s Serpent Mother will be ON FIRE for the first time in 2 years! She will be featured amongst 6 stages of music including international talent Slynk & Timothy Wisdom, a mutant vehicle round-up, interactive art, Silent Storm silent disco, fire performers, aerialists, and MORE!

SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH
Queer Fashion Week comes to a close with a Designer Trunk Show at Qulture Collective in Oakland. Make sure to stop by between 3pm – 6pm and support the QFW designers and vendors! Other events to enjoy on Sunday include:

cherry blossom cosplay

Cherry Blossom Festival Grand Parade featuring NorCal Cosplay, Sunday, April 19, 2015, Civic Center to Japantown, 1pm – 3pm, no cost to attend

Japanese Cosplay and street fashion is always unique, fun and refereshing to see! Since 1999, Japan Video’s Anime Costume Parade has been a part of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival — an annual event held in San Francisco to celebrate the Japanese culture and the arrival of Spring. The parade begins at the Civic Center at 1:00 p.m., proceeding up Polk to Post Street, and ending in Japantown at Post and Fillmore streets. A number of performers from Japan will also grace us with their presence. Japanese classical (Buyo) and folk dance (Minyo) groups representing the Bay Area will perform throughout the parade route like a myriad of floating butterflies.
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Have a fashionable fun week!