The Week Ahead in Fashion: SFMade Week, Warehouse Sales and more!

There is a wide range of fun 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 San Francisco OysterFest at Golden Gate Park is happening on Saturday, with a line-up of oysters plus amazing musical talents. The Taiwanese American Cultural Festival is happening an Union Square on Saturday. The first SF PorchFest music event premiers this Saturday in various locations throughout the Mission and Noe Valley. There are also a great variety of fashion events occurring throughout the week. Whatever you do, enjoy the week in style!

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.

“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

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.

SF Made Week
SFMADE Week 2015, Monday, May 4 thru Sunday, May 10, 2015, Various Venues in SF, cost to attend depends on event

SFMade presents a week-long celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing sector: discover locally made products, the people who make them and where to buy them. Events throughout the weeks include factory tours, shopping events, workshops, and more.

What’s happening during SFMade Week?

Ramp It Up! on Thursday, May 7
Celebrate five years of growing our vibrant manufacturing community, and come party with us at Ramp It Up!

Free Factory Tours
Tour of some of the city’s best known and emerging artisan manufacturers’ factories.

Take classes and pick up a new craft with your favorite manufacturers across the city.

Check out events by neighborhood to explore San Francisco’s manufacturing districts!

Beer & Wine Trail
Taste, tour, and toast during these special events with independent wineries and breweries.

Pop-Up Shop & Sales
Shop for SFMade products at these special pop-ups and sales.

Cinco de Mayo Spicer Sample Sale, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 2341 3rd Street, SF, 11am – 6pm, no cost to attend

Come join the fiesta at Spicer’s Cinco De Mayo sample sale! Enjoy 30-70% off spring 2015 samples, cork bags & more. There will be complimentary margaritas and chips. It will also be the perfect time to do some Mother’s Day shopping!

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V.Vale and Ed Hardy in Discussion, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, SFAQ[Project]Space, 449 O’Farrel Street, SF, 6pm – 8pm, no cost to attend

A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute in the Sixties, Ed Hardy will discuss his lifetime of research, insistence on continual artistic innovation, and anthropological book publishing, with V. Vale, the San Francisco publisher of Search & Destroy and RE/Search.

SFMade’s events continue through the city with workshops, pop-up shops, sales and more!
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Intro Renaissance Fashion Series: Define, build and sell your brand the right way, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Renaissance-SoMa, 275 5th Street, SF, 5:45pm – 9pm

Are you ready to start your own fashion business, meet experts in your industry and get helpful advice on fashion marketing, branding, pricing, prototyping and much more? Renaissance is hosting a 5 part fashion series that will walk you through different aspects of starting and owning your own business within the industry.

April In Paris: Tour and Demonstration, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, April in Paris, 15 Clement Street, SF, 6pm – 8pm, $5 to attend

Leather artisan, Béatrice Amblard, will discuss and demonstrate the traditional techniques of the craft. Amblard has more than 30 years of experience in her uncommon trade, and started her training with Hermès in Paris.

SFMade events continue throughout the city. ArtPoint is hosting a “Botticelli to Braque” Reception and Scotch Tasting at the de Young Museum. Other events to enjoy include:

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Ramp It Up! SFMade’s 5th Anniversary Party, Thursday, May 7, 2015, Harmonic Brewing, 1426 Minnesota Street, SF, 6pm – 9pm, $25 ticket cost

This year SF Made is taking over one of the Dogpatch’s most unique buildings, which is home to the metal shop and showroom of ShopFloor Design and San Francisco’s newest brewery, Harmonic Brewing (not open to the public yet!) The event will include food pairings, maker booths and shopping experiences. Celebrate SF Made’s five years of growing San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing community!

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Iris, Friday, May 8 thru Thursday, May 14, 2015, Landmark Theatres – Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore Street, SF, Various showtimes, ticket cost varies

IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris’ dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. “I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.”

It’s the last two days to enjoy SFMade’s events throughout the city. Other events to enjoy include:
BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza, Saturday, May 9, 2015, Fort Mason Center, Building C – Room C260 2nd Floor, Free, 10am – 4pm

Join the BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza with over 2,000 dresses, tops, bandage skirts, cashmere, or find the perfect cocktail dress with sizes 0-12, all up to 70% off (with an additional 10% if you pay cash). Labels include BCBG, Kain Label and Wren.

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Secession Mother’s Day Pop-Up Shop, Saturday, May 9, 2015, Secession Art and Design, 3235 Mission Street, SF, 12pm – 4pm

Shop at Secession’s Mother’s Day collection with a special pop-up on Saturday May 9, 12-4pm, featuring stylish everyday wear by Theia Grazi and swimwear by Kinda Fancy. Both San Francisco companies pair well for summer travel, or a warm day at Ocean Beach. (It happens sometimes!) A perfect chance to meet the designers behind two of our favorite lines. Join Secession for a glass of white wine and let them dress you up!

SamNoir Eyewear Design process and PopUp Shop, Saturday, May 9, 2015, TechShop, 926 Howard Street, SF, 1pm – 3pm, $5 to attend

Come see the SomNoir Eyewear line and learn about the design and craftsmanship that goes into creating luxury sunglasses and eyeglasses from scratch.
Will include a short Demo on bespoke eyewear design and manufacture process. Attendees will receive $100 toward eyewear purchase or bespoke eyewear service.

SFMade’s Paul’s Hats Works Mad Hatter Tea Party, Saturday, May 9, 2015, Paul’s Hats Works, 6128 Geary Boulevard, SF 2pm – 4pm, $5 to attend

You’re invited to Paul’s hat Works Mad Hatter Tea Party! Come enjoy high tea, they’ll provide the tea, sandwiches, and pastries. Following high tea, there will be demonstrations of several hat making processes. All registered attendees will also receive 20% off any hat in the store.

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