If you believe in fashion, freedom and Luna bars for all, you would have loved the San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance’s FASHION RACKED event in San Francisco!
Talenthouse proudly served as a media sponsor for the event, which was part of San Francisco’s stake in the nationwide phenomenon known as Fashion’s Night Out.
“I’ve never done one of the pop up shows but I think last night was a huge success and ton of fun. I enjoy networking with other people in the industry and clients as well! There were so many fashionable people at the event and look forward to more,” said Chrystine Druge of Sew Bitchy.
Most of of the pieces from Chrystine’s clothing line are made from upcycled clothing to make for a greener but still haute (pardon the pun) ensemble.
Expressing a similar sentiment, Jake Wall of the Artful Gentleman said, “Fashion Racked really furthers the sense of community for San Francisco-based designers. In just a few hours, I developed a great relationship with a fellow designer who just happened to be the rack next to mine. Friends and allies are important in any industry – but they are crucial in fashion. An environment that helps build those relationships is a real gem in any community and my hats off to Fashion Racked in that regard.”
In the case of the Artful Gentleman, the brand’s appearance served as a preview for their upcoming presence at San Francisco Fashion Week. “We are not officially launching the company with all the offerings and complete website until late this month – actually to coincide exactly with SFFW 2012.”
The Artful Gentleman collection can be seen on the runway on the final night of SFFW 2012, Couture Night, as the only men’s bespoke (custom-tailored) fashion line.
“It was a great turn out, as usual the SFFAMA does a great job at getting the fashion community together. Also, it was a great night for networking and seeing the faces of the community. I definitely made a lot of new contacts,” said fashion and costume designer Jennifer Schmidt, who was among the participating designers.
The event proved to be a fun night with San Francisco’s fashion scene, as promised. 5 Claude Lane had a modern, fun ambiance that made for the perfect venue.
We were glad to come out and support the local fashion community, and have the opportunity to meet the designers,” said Talenthouse’s Community Relations Manager, Shruthi Worton-Cross. “We were really impressed with all of the collections at 5 Claude Lane. Encouraging the creative community around the world is what we’re all about.”