San Francisco Fashion Week returns to the City by the Bay, August 23rd - 27th, for the third annual event since 2004. The week-long series of parties, workshops and fashion shows will showcase up to twenty of the top emerging and established fashion designers from the Bay Area.

To see some of our favorite San Francisco participants,

Colleen Quen's Sake-tini dress is just one of the reasons we love this San Franciso designer. In addition to her line of cocktail dresses, each bearing the name of an actual cocktail, her current collection includes evening wear, travel and bridal attire. We hear the Sake-tini is a favorite of Tyra Banks!

Back for the second year running, the design trio at Oda debuted their first collection at San Francisco Fashion Week in August 2005. Their signature style of hip, wearable art incorporates elements of Edwardian tradition and Tokyo-pop.

To initiate the festivities, the Fashion Week Kick-Off Party benefits AIDS research and will host some of the city's most influential fashion designers and industry insiders. If you're in town, buy yourself a ticket and join FAB for all the fun!