School of Fashion April Calendar

Photo Courtesy of Life Magazine.

Wednesday, April 4th
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Fashionably 1 Wednesdays Industry Mixer
Temple SF – 540 Howard Street
Fashionably 1st Wednesdays
is a monthly industry mixer where fashion and technology lovers can meet up, network, and enjoy a few cocktails. This month, they are also kicking off the San Francisco Fashion Film Festival! RSVP here.

April 7th – 8th
San Francisco Fashion Film Festival
Roxie Theater
The first annual San Francisco Fashion Film Festival will present a curated selection of independent, documentary, and dramatic films that provide a new perspective on what it means to be stylish in the cinema. You can check out the full schedule and buy tickets here!

April 8th – 14th
Spring Recess

Friday, April 13th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Discarded to Divine Public Preview
De Young Museum
This week’s Friday Nights at the De Young includes a complimentary preview of the 2012 Discarded to Divine creations, and will also feature a live performance by Bay Area band The Fashion Slaves. The 2012 collection includes designs by School of Fashion students and alumni. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 20th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
New Generations Student Showcase
De Young Museum
The New Generations Student Showcase is a juried selection of multidisciplinary work created by students from the San Francisco Bay Area. This year’s theme was Matter! – a one word manifesto encompassing everything that truly matters in our lives. Students will be exhibiting works of art as well as presenting live performances. The event is free and open to the public.

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Thursday, April 26th
6:00 – 10:00 PM
Discarded to Divine Gala
SF Design Center Galleria – 101 Henry Adams
Discarded to Divine features a collection of one-of-a-kind fashion creations and exquisite home décor created from discarded clothing and materials. School of Fashion students and alumni participate each year. The event benefits the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco. For more information and to purchase tickets ($95-$195), visit

Monday, April 30th
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Trend Union Fall/Winter 2013-2014
St. Brigid Church – 2151 Van Ness Ave
Trend Union will present their forecast of fashion and style trends for Fall/Winter 2013-2014. The presentation will detail silhouettes, colors, patterns, and lifestyles for the season. Academy of Art University ID required for admittance.

Save the Dates for May:

Wednesday, May 2nd – 9:30 – 11:00 AM
School of Fashion Symposium with Guests of Honor – Morgan Auditorium
Gladys Perint Palmer will host a discussion and Q&A with School of Fashion guests of honor Sarah Burton, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen, and Philip Treacy, milliner.

Thursday, May 3rd – 3:00 – 4:00 PM
University Friends and Family Fashion Show – The Cannery
The University Friends and Family Fashion Show, hosted by the School of Fashion, is open to all students and faculty from the Academy of Art University.