Queer Diversity Shines Through

2nd Annual Queer Fashion Week celebrates its second year as the Bay Area’s premier queer fashion event, celebrating diversity and the expression of individuality. For more information visit

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CARNAVAL San Francisco

Carnaval San Francisco has been occurring on Memorial Day Weekend for 38 years. It celebrates the diverse Latin American and Caribbean roots that use to make up the Mission District. The diminishing population of Latinos lost to luxury condominiums, “hipster” stores and rising rent prices didn’t limit the representation of what once was. The parade included music, dance, and artistic expression that had attendees dancing, smiling, and taking photos to memorialize their experience. A pride could be felt in the air that told you, a part of us will always be here.

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Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective

It’s been a long wait for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and its finally here, the world premiere of Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective presented at the de Young Museum. It’s the first exhibit of its kind celebrating the life and career of the Dominican fashion designer, and took about a year to come to fruition. He is one of fashion’s most influential designers and has dressed many prominent figures since becoming internationally known in the late 1960’s.

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One on One: Designer Ashley Nell Tipton

Ashley Nell Tipton was born and raised in San Diego, California. The youngest of four children she had an early passion for fashion. Tipton remembers discovering her love of sewing when she would design clothes for her Barbie’s. She learned to sew on her grandmother’s sewing machine when she was just seven years old. Tipton […]

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Timken Museum’s Art of Fashion

The Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park showcased a rare exhibition of fashion inspired by fine art at the eighth annual Art of Fashion 2015 fundraiser on April 20, 2015. More than 200 fashion enthusiasts from throughout Southern California attended the event, led by honorary chair Dame Zandra Rhodes, international fashion icon and designer.

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Queer Fashion Week 2015 Photos


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Queer Fashion Week’s Fashion Explosion

Fashion Explosion, where community, art, fashion, and music coexist. Hosted by America’s Next Top Model Cory Wade, the Fashion Explosion show was a mix of celebrities, art, fashion, and music. The celebrity RED runway show benefitted which founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to get people to involved in the fight against […]

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Queer Fashion Week & Proud Queer Bay Area Release Party

Celebrity models, models, designers, glam teams, stylists, guests and the media gathered at Oakland’s premiere lounge, Parliament to kick off Queer Fashion Week.

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Fashion Week San Diego Founder Allison Andrews

Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD) returns September 30th-October 6th and will take place at the Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier Downtown. “I’ve always appreciated fashion & creative arts, but love business, numbers and analytics. FWSD blends my passion and what I’m innately good at together,” said founder Allison Andrews. The dream of merging her […]

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Out on the Runway: Fashion Week San Diego

Fashion Week San Diego returns to the runway next month to give our city’s fashion stars the attention they deserve. Allison Andrews founded the event in 2008 with the idea of aiding the developing fashion culture.  After the initial launch, it went on a three-year hiatus to recoup from the economic recession. It gave them […]

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