Venue/Makeup: PIGMENT COSMETICS; San Francisco Models: SF Model Agencies.
Media & Marketing: ASTONISH MAGAZINE, In Support by: Thre.ad.
Hair and Makeup: San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology – A Paul Mitchell Partner School
The 3rd Annual Black V Fashion Show brought eight emerging Bay Area designers to One Market Plaza for an intimate gathering of fashion for a cause, with all the night’s proceeds directly aiding City College of San Francisco’s fashion department. The show kicked off with Acta Non Verba designer Hector Manuel, who had a black and gold violinist opening the show in a one-shoulder striped lurex dress. Lace embellished houndstooth, cocktail flounce, and gratuitous sequins proved that classic elements went beyond the music.
Daniel Sudar followed with a line-up of tailored shorts and shirtless men, which progressed into a display of the designer’s skill as more than a menswear tailor with the crowd favorite mid-thigh shorts and suit jacket combination.
Cari Borja’s first model dawned an ASTONISHing pair of oversized hoops, wearing a boho-goth dress pieced together with ruffled seams.
GB Shrive served denim on denim dreams with jodhpur jumpsuits and pants, gender neutral cuts, scalloped leather, and a splattered reptile graphic print that tied many of the collection’s textural elements together.
D’Homme’s Dahae Kim brought contemporary menswear with strong shouldered military coats, chain drip details, a variety of necklines, and all the leather essential to city noir style.
Medieval chainmail came back to the runway with Kate Knuvelder’s one of a kind accessories. Black coated denim was paired with a belt strap harness, a style that’s no stranger to San Francisco’s fetish fashion scene.
We were lucky to relive Ken Chen’s F/W 2012 New York Fashion Week runway presentation with such crowd pleasers as the holographic electric blue dress with thigh high slits and non-stop black on black staples with leather and fur details.
With the volume on high for the night’s recurring bondage theme, the show’s finale with Zoë Hong closed the show with a roll call of leather clad friends. Belt strap chokers and lingerie walked the runway to Bjork’s “Army of Me” as a rosey kimono clad Hong in black patent leather fetish boots closed another fabulous Black V.