Fashion, Festivals and Warriors Fanatics in the Bay Area this week!
The Western Conference playoff games between the Warriors and the Rockets has the entire Bay Area buzzing with excitement, with many looking forward to a win at home. Fun festivals to enjoy include the San Francisco International Arts Festival that runs through June 7th and BottleRock Napa Valley a 3 day festival of music, food, wine and brew.
Fashion happenings in the Bay Area include:
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.
Join Christine Suppes, Frederic Aranda and Ken Downing as they discuss and celebrate the launch of the new book “Electric Fashion.” RSVP is required as space is limited. Books will be available for author signing.
Atelier Prélude, Livelovemoda and sasha maks vintage are hosting an evening of shopping, fashion and entertainment. Models will be showcasing the latest collections through a live photoshoot.
Join Macy’s ‘in conversation’ with photographer, author and former model, Nigel Barker! Discover how he became one of the most influential personalities of fashion and entertainment, and was first introduced to modeling by his mother, a former Miss Sri Lanka, and one of the first Sri Lankan models to work internationally. Plus, purchase his New York Times bestselling book, “Models of Influence: 50 Women who Reset the Course of Fashion”, at the event and get it signed by Nigel himself!
For those who love to geek out over supply-chain logistics, this event is for you! Join carbon Five for an insightful talk from two innovators in the field of warehouse logistics and data science. Find out how merchandise moves and the innovation that is making an impact in the industry.
Get your craft on using upcycled and reuse materials. The $25 cost to attend covers materials, instruction, snacks and adult beverages.
THURSDAY, MAY 28th
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are in the Bay Area, performing at the Concord Pavilion. That alone is the fashion, entertainment event of the year! If you were not so lucky to score tickets, other fashion events to enjoy include:
Join Carbon Five and fashion app “Beauty Noted” founder Sarah Kortschak for a glass of wine, makeup tips, mini makeovers and Sephora giveaways.
A panel of industry experts will provide information to those entering the apparel industry and for seasoned professionals looking for additional resources.
Get a front row seat at the catwalk for the 7pm fashion show featuring Claire Farwell and Jill Milan. Many have seen designer Claire Farwell’s beautiful gowns on the Hollywood red carpets. Now you’re invited to see her latest designs in person! Luxury handbag designer Jill Milan, who counts actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway as clients, will be showing her latest Italian made, cruelty-free purses. Meanwhile, our four legged friends will be working the catwalk in Scutte and Yap apparel for dogs!
Brides for a Cause: Charity Wedding Dress Sale, Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, 2015, The Domain Hotel, 1085 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, Friday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4:00pm, $20 to attend on Friday, no cost to attend on Saturday and Sunday
Looking for a wedding dress? Enjoy a VIP sneak peek preview and purchase before the sale opens for the public. Shop the racks of over 500 beautiful, discounted wedding dresses at up to 75% off. Complimentary food and drinks will be served at the Friday preview. The shopping event continues on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm with no admission cost.
Celebrate fashion for a cause at this fundraiser fashion show featuring the works of designer Tuan Tran. Fashion Designer Tuan Tran will be unveiling his latest works in a high-fashion show featuring both women’s and men’s apparel. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Foundation.
Joshu+Vela has officially opened the doors to their Tradeshop in the Mission, and want to celebrate! They’re throwing an opening party in their new space on May 29th. Fort Point Beer Company, Workhorse Rye and Birdview Distillery will be serving up drinks, they’ll have tasty food, and you’ll go home with a special party favor.
SATURDAY, MAY 30th & SUNDAY, MAY 31st
The Brides for a Cause wedding dress shopping event continues today in addition to these events:
Treasure Island Flea is celebrating four years of thier unique outdoor market. The event offers great shopping with 400+ curated vendors like antiques & collectibles, vintage, indie designers, and more. These are also lots of entertainment, food options and more – all for just $3 Admission. Make sure to RSVP on their Facebook site for a $5 shopping credit!
The SF Etsy team will host a maker’s market as part of the PossibL Festival celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the World’s Fair in San Francisco. The Indie Emporium will be open to the public for free! “The Worlds Fair of Creative Ideas” is where industry experts and leaders will come from around the world to work with attendees — together we will build the tools needed to create thriving communities. PossibL is an event like never before. Sit in on a presentation on a panel on Resilient Communities, participate in the Creatix, tell the camera your story for a chance to be on FreeSpeechTV, shop at the SF Etsy Indie Emporium, discover the Local Food Lab and so much more!
However you decide to spend your week, enjoy it in style!