With #NYFW coming to a close, California state-side fashionistas may be experiencing post-fashion week blues. However, Bay Area fashionistas only have to look so far as this week for fashion related pick-me-ups! Local organizations around the Bay will host runway shows, seminars, masterclasses and panels for the sake of fashion and charities alike. Check out these 7 upcoming fashion events in the Bar Area guaranteed to turn your Post #NYFW blues into #SF cheers!
A “global intersection of Fashion in San Francisco,” this five-day event will highlight both local and international Fashion designers, Beauty makers and Technology gurus. The Fashion shows, held in various prominent and total SF venues, will feature Couture, Ready to Wear, Sustainable and Wearable Technology designers. Be sure to dress to impress in suggested local designers for all #FCWSF events. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here.
Macy’s Front Row Date: Sept. 16 Time: 6:00pm
Location: Macy’s Union Square, 170 O’Farrell St
Macy’s is pulling out all the stops for this annual event showcasing the hottest fall looks. Hosted by Kelly Osbourne, the runway show will feature fall looks from William Rast, INC and Tommy Hilfiger, plus Fashion Incubator San Francisco designers in residence, and “Project Runway” designers Jake Wall and Blake Patterson. Display your knowledge of fashion for this Front-Row event with the classic pair of “front-row sunglasses” coupled with a to-die-for long overcoat. The show is free but requires registration.
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Benicia Fashion Runway Weekend Date: Sept. 16 – Designer trunk show
Sept. 17 – Grand finale runway show and auction Time: 6:00pm Location: 370 First Street Benicia, CA
Obsessed with all things Project Runway? Know the seasons of America’s Next Top Model like the back of your hand? Then you’ll certainly want to check out the Benicia Fashion Runway to see these familiar faces. Hosted and Emceed by #ANTM Jade Cole, the annual even will showcase designs from Project Runways, Project Runway All Star, and Under the Gun designers including Richard Hallmarq, Sonjia Williams, Fabio Costa, Layana Aguilar and Rey Ortiz. Tickets can be found here.
On the 11th Anniversary of FashionArt Santa Cruz, 15 artist and 8 fashion designers will come together for a night to showcase works of wearable art. Unique designs, color display and irreplaceable looks will walk the runway at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Immediately following the runway show, head outside for the parking lot turned Trunk Show where you can shop collections from various Santa Cruz artisans. Tickets can be found here.
QFW’s first year was such a success, the second year has expanded the fashion shows, presentations, conferences and workshops to five days of rainbow-filled glory. Hosted in the heart of the Marketplace at Jack London Square in Oakland, QFW’s events achieve their mission to promote diversity and the expression of individuality through fashion. From a panel on “Wearing Gender: Exploring Queer Style and Identity” to “Deconstruction: Fashion & Art Social Fashion Show,” QFW is guaranteed to inspire you to “express yourself, [not] repress yourself.” Tickets can be purchased here.
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Fashion Fights Arthritis
Date: Oct. 5th Time: 10:30am – Reception & Silent Auction 12:00pm – Luncheon and Runway Show Location: 950 Mason Street San Francisco, CA
Local designer, Karen Caldwell, teams up with Dr. Joan Oloff of Olaf Shoes, and Make-Up Artist Chrisitina Choi for a thrilling fashion show presented by the Arthritis Foundation and Bay Area Arthritis Auxiliary. Head to the Fairmont Hotel Grand Ballroom for a Champagne Reception & Silent Auction followed by a luncheon, Live Auction all leading up the the much anticipated fashion show. Tickets can be purchased here.
The second year of SVFW promises to be on the cutting edge of fashion and technology. With presentation of products by event partner Betabrand and other designers, there will be an emphasis on nontraditional apparel for the tech lifestyle and beyond. Tickets aren’t available yet, but sign up for the Mailing List to be notified when sales start.
Step into the rendezvous of the current world of fashion through scholarly debates, Masterclasses, and the International Fashion Student Competition hosted by the Arts of Fashion Foundation. Thirty six Schools and Universities from 19 Countries will come to the heart of San Francisco to dive into the 2016 theme, “Unequal.” Fifty lucky up-and-coming designers will showcase their looks on the Runway at the SF Bently Reserve. Tickets to each event can be found here.