Here's a little treat we put together to wrap up our San Francisco Fashion Week coverage. You saw some of our favorite designers from the event, but here is some of the runway footage for your viewing pleasure. Goodbye SF...hello NY!
Watch out cool cats, there's a new designer duo in Fog City. Identical twins Daniel and David Concepcion were the sweethearts of San Francisco Fashion Week with their sharp edged but wearable cool-girl (and boy!) collection. Dcepcion premiered their first full collection this year and it was very well received...
And for obvious reason. With an aim to create flattering street-wear, the duo churned out tailored, slim silhouettes inspired by early 90s comic books. There is also a touch of detailing from the 30s and 40s, with graphic prints and muted colors, as well as stiff collars and cuffs. Plunging necklines were a go-go, voluminous shorts were flirty and men's looks were buttoned up without being stuffy. My favorite look? This razor sharp zippered jacket twined with a not-so-ordinary everyday striped dress; her fierce blunt bangs add severity. Graphic perfection.
To see more of Dcepcion's Spring line, read more
Texas-born designer Emily Jane showed on the first day of San Francisco Fashion Week and she instantly caught my eye with her fem/mas designs. What was interesting about her collection is that despite the masculine details (tuxedo-inspired blouses and bow ties), it retained an air of girliness and elegance.
Some taffeta dresses were bridesmaid-y, but on the flip side, belted silk frocks could pass for red-carpet looks. Lace skirts, ruffle blouses, polka dots, belts and high-waisted pencil skirts also made cameos.
These are special pieces, perfect for a special event! The looks that would make me feel the most Fab are the polka dot ruffle top paired with the black high-waisted pencil skirt and the black silk sleeveless turtleneck mini dress.
To see more from Emily Jane's Spring collection, read more
The young label was founded in 2005 by three best friends whose goal was to make every girl feel like the prettiest one in the room. With design studios in San Fran and London, this was their third collection, and boy was it pretty!
With tropical music calming the room, the Spring/Summer collection was inspired by old time Hawaii. You will notice fine tailoring with an aloha twist. Flattering day and cocktail dresses in a sunset of colors flirted with the crowd but what really caught my eye were the details like coconut buttons, floral-inspired sleeves and cascading ruffles. All reminiscent of the Big Isle, this green and purple frock was a favorite - isn't it so very Zac Posen on a Hawaiian vacay?
To see more from Kirribilla's Lanikai collection, read more
I was introduced to the clothing of Bay Area designer Lisa Vian Hunter at San Francisco Fashion Week over the weekend. Hunter got her degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and has been a fan of the fashion world for over 20 years. In 2003, she started custom designing clothing for Bay Area clients and in 2006, she opened her first boutique in Palo Alto, California.
Vian Hunter clothes are made of European fabrics and reflect the 50s, 60s and 70s. They manage to retain a modernity that translates well on the streets. Prices range from $250 to $825 for a dress to $95 to $365 for a top. Contact the designer for more information on where to purchase.
To see the rest of Vian Hunter's Spring/Summer collection, read more
As you'd expect, Fab and I will be covering New York Fashion Week soon. But if you just can't wait until then, you've got to check out these backstage photos I took at San Francisco Fashion Week last night. Inside the small, cramped tents, the energy was exciting and frenetic. Stylists from Umbrella Salon were brushing, drying, volumizing and arranging hair so much that the air was thick with Bumble and bumble hairspray. And a team of MAC makeup artists deftly transformed models from bare-faced into high-fashion.
I'll soon have some how-tos from Victor Cembellin and Louise Zizzo, the MAC artists who created the makeup looks. But for now, check out this gallery to get an idea of the behind-the-scenes adventures!