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!
At San Francisco Fashion Week, I was lucky enough to head backstage and see the makeup artists in action. MAC senior makeup artist Louise Zizzo was a real peach for showing me how to get the runway look. This look revolves around a bold red lip and a glossy eye. Yep, I said glossy eye—the models' peepers shone with just a tiny dab of clear Lipglass on lids. Take a look at this video to see how it's done.
For a complete list of products used on model Rosa-Lily, read more
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
Like yours truly, haute77 attended San Francisco Fashion Week last weekend. And she caught Fuchsia Fever on the way! Though we've seen our fair share of pink dresses, this Fab reader keeps it interesting by choosing one with girly tiered sleeves. Now that's one stylish pink lady!
Here's what she has on:
- Dress: Bebe
- Shoes: Bandolino
Congrats to haute77!
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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
In honor of the three-day weekend, I'm wrapping up Fabsugar's San Francisco Fashion Week coverage by featuring the cool, color-block swimsuits designs of Anazara. Created by Bay Area resident and Croatia native Ana Paunovic, Anazara's artful one- and two-piece swimsuits use creative details like bows, sashes, and cutouts for a sexy look that's not too revealing. Particularly up close, the suits look as soft and cozy as t shirts. To see the highlights from her 2007 Spring/Summer collection, read more
Victorian elegance meets Japan hipster cool in the designs of Oda, featured at San Francisco Fashion Week. The label is a collaboration between three Bay Area designers: Angie Kim, Mandalyn Begay, and Maggie Kim. Oda's Spring 2007 collection, Threesome of Stone, incorporates luxurious textures in chartreuse and lavender with delicate lace and trim detailing. The results give off a very fairy-tale vibe.
To see some of the highlights from Oda's runway show, read more
With her Pink Elf label, Bay Area fashion designer Kaushie Adiseshan set out to create what she calls "easy glamour," using pieces so singularly stunning there's no need to mix and match. For her Spring 2007 collection, which debuted at San Francisco Fashion Week, the Bombay, India, native blends exotic Eastern inspiration with 1970s disco flash.
To see some of the highlights from Pink Elf's runway show, read more