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!
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
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 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.
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.
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!
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:
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.
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.
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!
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 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:
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!
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!