Ok, I’ll admit, I had no idea what the En Vogue Gala or Camp Okizu were until about five days before the event but try not to hold that against me. So En Vogue is an annual black-tie charity gala put on to fund Okizu. The camp provides support, respite, mentoring, and recreation for children and families affected by childhood cancer. In addition to the silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and great drinks, there was a fashion show featuring a few local designers… more on that in my next post. But I went, hung out backstage, and snapped a few pictures.
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Fashion, friends, sushi, free alcohol, and little cakey things on a stick. Yupp, that pretty much sums up it up. Project SF was, in every sense of the word, fun. What is it? Project San Francisco is an annual fashion show/party featuring local San Francisco designers. The event is put together by the great organization SFFAMA which also hosts San Francisco Fashion Week.
Project san Francisco is an annual runway event that serves as a platform for recent graduates and alumni from fashion schools and universities. This event will showcase their collection as recent graduates embarking in their prospective career in the fashion industry.
So five collections, Elizabeth Kay, Karina Castrejon, NNEKA by Penelope Adibe, Revelation by M.E., and Zoe Hong, were shown. Overall, the collections were really quite good. Now, I tend to lean towards more dramatic fashions so Revelation and Zoe’s collections really impressed me. The end of the Karina Castrejon collection also wasn’t bad and started to tend more toward the dramatic side. I’m not a fashion snob. I’ll just clear that up. I understand the appeal of a simple skirt or pant however, for me at least, a design is always better when a designer infuses a bit of their personality into it.
Now, Elizabeth Kay and Karina Castrejon, along with Penelope Adibe, had cohesive, consistent, and well-made collections. The quality in construction was there and the three designers have distinct and unique styles that we all know are important for designers to have. I completely fell in love with Kay’s last look (seen below) and Castrejon had some amazing pieces in her collection. While watching the NNEKA collection, I had one of those “if only I were a woman” moments. Some of her dresses were kind of amazing. I totally recommend, if you are a woman or wearer of women’s clothing, to check out her site and/or some of the shops in the city that sell her stuff.
So the work, especially that of Zoe Hong, was actually really good. I will admit, I was a bit surprised. I mean, I wasn’t expecting the level of quality that the designers delivered. We all know that good fashion is hard to pull off, but they, along with most of the models, definitely surpassed my expectations and made a great show. If this is what san Francisco’s future holds, well then, I’m definitely excited.