September is known as Fashion Month all over the world and San Francisco is no different. For the past five years, every September in the city is marked by the award winning Fashion Community Week. A four day celebration of fashion presentations, showcasing local and global fashion, and most importantly providing a platform for emerging talents and designers who are underrepresented in the industry. The participating fashion designers & brands create brand new collection to launch at Fashion Community Week every year.
Celebrating five-year anniversary as an organization, Fashion Community Week continues to expand under the leadership of a diverse board of professionals, and responding to community demands, now presents biannually. Firmly standing for their belief that fashion has no borders, this year we launched a #Wunite campaign representing world unity and women’s unity, a sincere reflection of this organization’s legacy.
Opening night kicked off at members only club The Modernist with ‘Privé Shop the Runway & Influencers Evening’. This was an opportunity for Buyers to shop designer’s collections not yet released in the market place. The evening included with an industry meet and greet with Press, Influencers and fashion designers.
The second night was the most extravagant event held at the iconic Fairmont Hotel, titled ‘International Couture Fashion show & Showroom’. The following designers presented on the runway: IB Bayo, Binta Sagale, Rosa Pistachio, FD Fashion House & George Styler. The exhibitors included: Manjusha Jewels, Philine, Camp Couture, Tendance, Rudo Active, Plantioxidants, Borbon, Rosebud & Sephora. The show concluded with an unveiling of the #Wunite campaign marked by models on the runway adorned with flags of various countries all over the world. The celebration after party took place at The W Hotel.
The third night was the Exclusive Fashion & Pret-a-Porter show held at the trendy and hip Clift Hotel. The following designers presented on the runway: Fantabela, William Lei, Veronica Estrada, Too Damn Expensive & Ayla. The celebration wrapped with an afterparty filled wall to wall with San Francisco fashion lovers.
The Finale event was held at the gorgeous rooftop of Hotel Zelos, representing Emerging and Sustainable Fashion devoted to sustainability and raising awareness of a more conscious fashion industry and lifestyle. The presenting designers included: Marissa Britt Holt, Viktoria Tisza, Blood of a Billionaire, 3rd Eye Brand, Brooks Ware, and Alexandria Von Bromssen. The afternoon concluded with a closing fashion week party.
Fashion Community Week is an example of an organization using fashion for good and changing the face of fashion to create a more sustainable, inclusive and unifying fashion industry for fashion designers and beauty talents of all backgrounds, origins, and aesthetics.
This year the Fashion designers & Beauty talents emerged from countries all over the world including: Serbia, Hungary, Norway, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Nigeria, Cameroon, Guinea, India, China, Zimbabwe, Germany, Ukraine and New Zealand. Some of the nations designers and talents joined from New York, Chicago, Ohio, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Sacramento.
Each year Fashion Community Week prioritizes supporting designers & talents burgeoning careers and giving back to the community. A portion of this years proceeds benefitted the non-profit Dress For Success. We invite you to follow the Fashion Community Week social media channels (Facebook, Instagram & Linkedin) for upcoming Fashion Community week events both Locally and Globally. The organization is looking forward to presenting a bigger fashion week in the Spring of 2019 and positioning San Francisco on the Fashion Map!