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!

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.


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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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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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!

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!


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.

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!

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