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San Francisco Fashion Week Wrap-Up

The third annual San Francisco Fashion Week wrapped on Saturday night, ending five days' worth of sleekly produced yet refreshingly humble runway shows from some of the Bay Area's top up-and-coming designers. While the San Francisco event is a far cry from the exclusive haute couture of New York Fashion Week, the evenings' shows highlighted a distinctly artsy, West Coast glam and plenty of trends to keep an eye on in the coming months. Over the next few days on Fabsugar, I'll be highlighting my picks for the most promising collections; until then, here are some of the prevailing themes from the runways:

  • Bubble everything. The cutesy gathered look isn't just for knee-length skirts anymore. SF's runways featured everything from bubble shorts to bubble miniskirts to poufy camisoles.
  • Strong 1940s influences. Tie-front satin blouses, side-swept hair, and high-buttoned tops evoke a sexy cinematic look.
  • Unexpected color combinations. Mint green with burgundy and butter yellow with tobacco brown make for refreshingly novel springtime palettes.
  • Brass buttons and gold accents. Hold on to your Fall gold hues; you might just get to reuse them this spring, paired with bright pastels.
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t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Hmmm not sure
theotherhalfofme theotherhalfofme 10 years
This all sound great and I feel a little jeaulousy coming up...;) I wish you a hell lot of fun at NY Fashion Week !! ______________________________________________________________________________ Is bitching a sin?
peepshow peepshow 10 years
Oh I will! I don't know yet... I'm kind of worried. She says plaid is set to be 'in.' Yikes.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
But, you can wear some crazy avant garde stuff that you could NEVER wear strolling through the commissary. Ooooh, tell us all about what you pick!
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
LOL Gotta love Moms.
peepshow peepshow 10 years
I did. I told my mom and she went out and bought the fashion edition of InStyle, gave it to me and said: Don't be offended, but maybe you should take a look at this.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
You're gonna start planning what you're going to wear NOW, aren't you? Ha ha ha. I would.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
I'm so jealous! That should be a blast, Peep!!
peepshow peepshow 10 years
I just got invited to NYC Fashion Week!! By my best friend, but I'm going, b*tches!! It's the weekend before my birthday, so it should be a good time.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
All these waaaay ahead of time fashion shows always make me feel like I can't WAIT for next season. We're not even into Fall yet! The 40's influence sounds exciting.
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