SF State senior and apparel design and merchandising major Lia Herrera has only lived in the United States for eight years, but is already planning to take her designs national.
“I would like to be the designer of my own clothing company; I will probably
Laid-back, easygoing vibes came to life with the colors of a waterfront sunset when SF State freshman Michael Ihle created one of his favorite designs on the back of a T-shirt.
Ihle is a first year business major and Bay Area native from Concord whose idea
Equipped with an arsenal of coding skills, a killer wardrobe and delicious fresh-baked goods, Kelsey O'Brien, an SF State apparel design and merchandising graduate, is an unapologetic fashion blogger whose popular website "Blondes and Bagels" wholly personifies her cheekiness and sass.
O’Brien describes her blog as a “happy
[media-credit name="(Eva Rodriguez / Xpress)" align="alignnone" width="800"][/media-credit]
Connecting like-minded people through images has produced some of the recent decade's most interesting Internet subcultures. From the Adidas-obsessed monochromatic health goth to the 90's-web-nostalgic sea punk, its evident when someone gets their fashion cues online.
Arguably more productive than other Internet trends based on aesthetic
With one hand tucked into the pocket of his pressed slacks and two fingers in the air hailing a cab, SF State marketing major Bryce Jones' sense of style is as sharp the San Francisco skyline. His leather Oxfords have made their way from downtown Fresno to styling
Every Monday since the beginning of April, a unique group of women have transformed piles of slightly damaged tablecloths into handmade totes with the hopes that their needlework and stitchery could create a sense of entrepreneurial independence when they are released from the San Francisco County
On the fourth floor of Burk Hall, 18 apparel design students meticulously cut, stitched and sewed together clothing in preparation for the runway show where their pieces will come to life one last time before graduation day.
The anticipated moment will take place at the Runway 2015:
After an interest in nursing dissipated and classes for health education were impacted, Mayette Delos Santos defaulted to an unsure educational path in business, a major that prepared her for a career at major online boutique Tobi.
The California-based startup has offices in the Bay Area and Los Angeles and serves
While in a penitentiary in Peru, a group of women meticulously embroidered hints of their rich culture into trendy clutches and backpacks. With the help of an SF State alumna, the produced goods now serve as building blocks for their prosperous future.
Amanda Smiles began her
Dominique Turner, a third year Africana studies major at SF State, prides herself on her African American culture and her gender.
Turner had an opportunity to express her pride in the 2nd annual Runway Show and Salsa Party in honor of the women of SF State.
San Franciscans have a multi-faceted arsenal of rain gear and are well-versed in the concept of bundling up when the fog rolls in. But they are a bit thrown off when the sun comes out.
Unlike most cities where it is hot in the summer and
Leather, lace, cotton, chiffon and everything in between graced the runway at the San Francisco Design Center as apparel design students showcased their designs.
Runway 2014: Provoke, the 20th annual fashion show, was put on by the Fashion Network Association and SF State's apparel design and merchandising
Ride your bike to work, drink out of a reusable water bottle, learn the difference between compost and landfill and don’t forget your ripped jeans because this year, bottles and cans are not the only thing students can recycle for Earth Day.
The bottom level of
San Franpsycho, the brainchild of Andy Olive and Christian Routzen, was first born into the culture of riding waves. The clothing brand is now making waves throughout the city and beyond.
[caption id="attachment_58139" align="alignnone" width="640"] Tyler Blomstrom silk-screens an apron at the San Franpsycho retail store
[caption id="attachment_57551" align="alignnone" width="540"] Nchimunya Milambo and Torii Martin wait backstage at the Pan African Fashion Show in Jack Adams Hall Tuesday, March 18. Photo by Rachel Aston / Xpress[/caption]
Tuesday, March 18, the Black Student Union deconstructed stereotypes to reconstruct African culture through their annual
Monica Arana, senior, drapes cloth on a mannequin for one of her designs Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The clothes will be modeled at the Provoke Spring Fashion Show May 1. Photo by Ryan Leibrich / Xpress
As children of the '90s, we were all awe-inspired
Edgy and elegant student-made apparel designs graced the runway Friday evening during the "Brilliance: The Gems of San Francisco State" Winter Runway fashion show, hosted by the Fashion Network Association or FNA, a student organization.
About 40 models exhibited the works of 30 student designers shortly after 7:30 p.m. in
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] SF State alumnus, Amanda Ramirez, works on location in Mission Bay while working on set for a new TV show set in the bay area. Thursday Sept 19, 2013. Photo by Kate O'Neal / Xpress[/caption]
Amanda Ramirez, 26, watched a group of
The collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory building, which produced American and European retail clothing, reverberated around the world. The tragedy left 1127 low-wage workers dead and thousands injured caused by neglect of safety standards by building owners.
SF State recently identified its connection to this
The time has come for me to sashay away. It’s been a great semester telling you about the latest fashion trends, the do’s and don’ts and sharing my knowledge on what’s hot and what’s not.
Before I say farewell, the last piece of advice I leave
We want to look our best during the holidays — especially single ladies. So get into the mindset of looking sharp. The hunt is on for that perfect holiday dress.
“This holiday season, I think women are looking for the ‘wow’ factor look,” Kristen Silva, personal
The Fashion Network Association hosted the Revive fashion show Thursday night, showcasing dozens of handmade designs meticulously crafted by SF State student designers and alumni. Xpress has behind-the-scenes coverage of the models backstage as they prepare to strut down the runway.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Muriel Macaire, 22, fashion design major, heads up Burk Hall to drop off her garments for Fashion Network Association's Revive Fashion how that will take place Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Photo by Virginia Tieman / Xpress"][/caption]
The holidays have always been big
Fairy tales are a part of everyone’s childhood, but the Fashion Network Association’s leading designer Iris Chu has turned it into reality. Chu’s collection will feature a dark color palette based on Grimms’ fables, especially Little Red Riding Hood, in FNA’s upcoming winter show, Revive.
Shopping for lingerie can be daunting, but don’t get your panties in a bunch just yet. Lingerie is not only an important staple in a woman’s life, but in her relationship as well.
Lingerie is not the same as the undergarments women wear in their daily
If you're looking for some attention this season, ditch the pretty girl tulle and go get some studs. And I'm not talking about hunky men.
This fall, hardware fashion rules. From oversized grommets to metal plating and steel-like details, tough hardware meets sleek style to create
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Lead Victoria's Secret supermodel Candice Swanepoel is being coiffed by top hairstylists at the 17th annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The fashion show took place at the Lexington Armory in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Kat Ma /
This season, voters are looking for someone who has mastered public speaking and has a strong public image — and perhaps a better half with a good sense of fashion.
President Barack Obama’s polished image allowed him to draw support from younger generations in 2008, a
It’s beginning to get colder out there and it’s natural to want to keep your feet warm, but remember — UGGs are just short for uggly.
For some reason, girls continue to wear UGGs and strut around in them like they’re wearing Manolo Blahniks. News flash:
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Piece x Piece is a San Francisco fashion brand where designers make unique clothing out of scrap fabrics. Photo courtesy of Piece x Piece."][/caption]
In a spacious building housing workrooms with doors that open like chambers, Elizabeth Brunner prepares a sketch for
Step aside, gamboge orange. There’s a new color on the block and it’s bold. The hottest hues for the fall right now are a showcase of darker tones and shades. But there is one blistering color that is catching the most attention on the runway
It’s easy to swipe your credit card on those PIN pad machines at the register, but it’s easier still to punch in those 16 digits from your card at your home computer in your pajamas. Who wants to get up from the chair and go
Fashion has a cost — and I’m not talking about the price tag.
The skinny jean trend is infecting the world, spreading beyond hipster and punk rock fashion scenes — but if the jeans are too tight, you may be checking yourself in at the doctor’s office.
The ticking of a second hand through a chronograph face is a reflection of the modern man.
As collectible works of art, watches with 24-hour and date subdials pair well with business and dressy looks, while leather strapped watches can be worn with casual wear according
It looks like “organic fiber” is the new black when it comes to fashion.
Ladies, think twice before buying those cute simple cotton tanks from your go-to store. And gentlemen, don't be so quick to buy those slimming tailored wool pants. You are potentially bringing home items
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Lis Normoyle, vice president of the expo, grabs inspiration and visually riveting vintage pieces from local bay area vintage fairs. Normoyle emphasizes that pieces at the expo are one of a kind, and that's the main reason people come to the