Fall is the most anticipated season for fashion in major global cities and San Francisco is no different! The award-winning Fashion Community Week in San Francisco (one of the largest Fashion Events on the West Coast) celebrated its 9th edition with a 4-day Conference, Brand presentation, Showroom, and series of Runway shows attracting 1200 attendees this September (19th through 22nd). The event made a mark in the city launching innovative fashion startups, and presenting local and global fashion designers and beauty talents that are emergent. A portion of this year’s proceeds benefitted the non-profit Remake. This platform is the global ‘intersection’ of fashion in San Francisco.
This year the 9th edition kicked off with a press conference and industry networking at the ‘Spaces’ coworking venue downtown. The evening began with a Fashion Startup presentation and Conference, led by CEO’s of Couturme, Bold Metrics, Alumni Ventures Group, Clothia, and Martha Davis collection. The topic was focused on new Innovation and the Future of Fashion in the industry and was presented in front of venture capitalists and industry experts. The second evening was held at the ultra-edgy location, ‘Hotel Zeppelin’ situated at the heart of Union Square. The evening inaugurated with a social hour followed by a striking runway show featuring One of a Kind designs and Ready to Wear Collections. The presenting designers of the evening were: MJH Design Studios, A by Anubha, Accent Style, Publicity Stunt, and IB Bayo. The evening concluded with a fashion week opening gathering at the swanky Jazz lounge, The Black Cat.
The third evening took place at the majestic Fairmont Hotel featuring International Designs, an exotic showroom, and Couture collection. The evening inaugurated with a Red-Carpet reception and showroom followed by an extraordinary runway show featuring six fashion designers. The presenting designers of the evening were: Tuktak Studios, Jade Marlin Brand, Ethnic Chic by JX Designs, Couturme, Zangmi Achoung, and Sloane A. White Couture. The exhibitors of the showroom included: CireMa LLC, Katya Fused Glass Jewelry, Alicia Arts, Ora Art Jewelry, and Gradin Creations. The evening continued with a celebration after party at the ‘members only’ club, Modernist.
The Final afternoon was hosted by Sustainable Fashion Week at the extraordinary rooftop of Hotel Zelos, and displayed gorgeous Emerging and Sustainable Fashion Designs on the runway. The afternoon began with a cocktail hour followed by a runway show featuring extraordinary collections. The presenting designers of the afternoon were: Cristina Cordeiro, Ocean SF, Autumn Psalm, and Italia A Collection. The afternoon continued with a closing party at the Dirty Habit, celebrating the success of the Fashion week!
Each year Fashion Community Week continues to expand under the leadership of a diverse board of professionals. The organization stands firmly in its beliefs that ‘fashion has no borders’ and ‘beauty has no gender, size or race barriers!’ As a result, the organization has presented fashion and beauty talents from over 60 countries, many of the talents coming from under represented backgrounds launch their dreams at Fashion Community Week.
This year Fashion Community Week created an online platform (FCWSFSHOP) for all debuting designers on the runway to have their collection available ‘hot off the runway’ for immediate purchase by the buyers and attendees. This created a definite buzz each evening!
We invite you to follow the Fashion Community Week social media channels for upcoming Fashion Community week events. The organization is looking forward to celebrating its 10th edition in the Spring of 2020 and continuing to position San Francisco on the Fashion Map!