The Week Ahead in Fashion: Style Discussions, Store Openings, Fashion Shows & More!

One of the best things about San Francisco is all the interesting events and activities that happen every day throughout the city. This week’s fashion events range from a Commonwealth Club talk with famous Project Runway star Tim Gunn to the Japanese Street Style fashion that can be seen during the Cherry Blossom Festival. 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, APRIL 6TH
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Project Runway’s Tim Gunn:Howe We All Can Make It Work, Monday, April 6, 2015, Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, SF, 6pm – 9pm, Sold Out

The Commonwealth Club is hosting Tim Gunn for a candid, inspirational and witty discussion of life’s lessons – from the runway to the classroom to the therapist’s office and beyond. The event is sold out, but maybe try your luck in snagging someone’s ticket who cannot attend via Craigslist or through your social network.

TUESDAY, APRIL 7TH
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Style Wars:American Gothic, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, SFAQ[Project]Space, 441 O’Farrell Street, SF, 7pm – 8pm

Something wicked this way comes! This conversation offers the chance to think about the myriad ways that the ‘gothic’ label has been historically mobilized for marking and managing the appearance of the defiantly different or irrational, and how this history has come to influence a wide array of contemporary artists, musicians and designers

THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH
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Timbuk2 Factory Store Launch Party, Thursday, April 9, 2015, Timbuk2 Factory Store, 587 Shotwell Street, SF, 6pm – 9pm

After 25 years of designing and building uber durable messenger bags, backpacks and bike accessories in The Mission, Timbuk2 is beyond pumped to announce the opening of The Timbuk2 Factory Store. And we’re beyond pumped that items are discounted up to 70% off MSRP. The evening will include live music, activities, drinks, food, raffles and much more!

FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH
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Bloomingdale’s: SF Icons, Friday, April 10, 2015, 845 Market Street, SF, 6pm – 8pm

Join Bloomingdale’s in support of The Richmond/Ermet AID Foundation. After shopping through the latest collections (with 10% of proceeds going to the charity), join the party at the Men’s Store on the 4th floor for specialty cocktails, modeling of the latest men’s trends and more!

10% of the tracked sales of your total purchases will be donated to THE RICHMOND/ERMET AID FOUNDATION. Drop off your receipts at the Concierge Desk on Level 1 or at the reception to make sure your donation is tallied. Who doesn’t want to party and shop for a great cause!

SATURDAY, APRIL 11TH & SUNDAY, APRIL 12TH
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Japantown Cherry Blossom Festival, Saturday April 11, 2015 & Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1610 Geary Blvd, SF, 10am – 5pm

The 2015 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival® now celebrating its 48th year, is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community. We recommend attending for great shopping (need a Cosplay wig or outfit? Here’s where to buy one!), delicious Japanese food, interesting line-up of entertainment and for the Japanese street fashion. And don’t forget to stop by the “Hello Kitty Cafe Truck,” making a special SF appearance at the festival.

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Skunkfunk Spring/Summer 2015 Launch Event, Saturday, April 11, 2015, 302 Valencia Street, SF, 5pm – 7pm

Come See the new Skunkfunk Spring/Summer 2015 collection, up close and personal. The event will have live music, models, light refreshments and snacks! Come in wearing Skunkfunk and receive a Gift!

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Wax Carving Workshop, Sunday, April 12th, 215 Caledonia Street #102, Sausalito, 12pm – 4pm

Join in for a fun one day event and create the necklace of your dreams! Taught by jewelry designer Sarah Swell, this class will guide you through the lost wax casting technique. You will hand carve a pendant in wax which will be cast afterwards in silver. In two weeks time you may pick up (or we can mail) your finished piece.