(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – June 30, 2011 – The San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Network (www.sfbafn.com), premier fashion trade association of the Bay Area, returns to center stage as they present the 1st annual fashion show on August 27, 2011, “The Collection.” This event will benefit Dress For Success San Francisco and be held at the luxurious British Motor Car venue, one the finest venues in San Francisco (www.bmcd.com).
Following the success of the 2nd annual “SNOW” fashion event in January 2011, held at the One Market Street building, SFBAFN Founder and renowned Fashion Designer, Joseph Domingo will oversee the launch of ”The Collection” and will bring his wealth of talent and experience to runway as Executive Director and also as one of the featured designers.
The one-of-a-kind fashion show will bring together three locally renowned San Francisco designers paired with top San Francisco Bay Area models. “The Collection” will offer three separate runway shows, one at 4pm, one at 6pm, and one at 8pm. Each show will feature entire collections of each designer.
“We are looking forward to unveiling the next chapter of the SFBAFN as it is one of the few fashion alliances in San Francisco that is actually run by people who are key players in the fashion industry,” says Domingo. “The purpose of the SFBAFN is to create local, national and international visibility for talented San Francisco designers and so we take great pride in producing our events.”
Participating Designers & Show Schedule
Daniel Sudar is a San Francisco-based premium menswear label, which launched in 2004 with Daniel Sudar’s jewelry line. He has also had the privilege of designing suits for James Franco and additional celebrities to follow later this year. (www.DanielSudar.com)
Acta Non Verba
Hector Manuel, Creative Director for fashion label Acta Non Verba, designs custom-made looks for sophisticated women who exude femininity and elegance. The brand has grown in recent years and with much anticipation, the first full line of Acta Non Verba will be showcasing at “The Collection.” (www.ActaNonVerbaOnline.com)
Since opening his own atelier at 808 Post Street in San Francisco in 1999, Joseph has developed his fashion line into a respected and recognizable brand. Featured in MercedesBenzFashion Week LA, FashionTV, and the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine, celebrities such as Rebecca Romjin, Rosalyn Sanchez and Shakira wear his fashion. Joseph Domingo caters to a diverse clientele of women and men, who often purchase complete wardrobes for the exquisite fit of made-to-measure custom design. (www.JosephDomingo.com)
For the launch of “The Collection” the SFBAFN is excited to partner with the British Motor Car venue at 901 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco. This venue offers an extraordinary 13,000 square-feet of space and provides the perfect backdrop for this exclusive event. The two-story marble pillars, capped with Venetian carved heads, tower over the venue with the handcrafted wood ceiling and grand chandeliers. Models will begin walking down the impressive stairway and once at the base, continue down a 200+ foot long runway where photographers, media and attendees will have an up-close look at the designer’s creativity and craftsmanship.
Tickets for “The Collection” are available for purchase starting today.
Tickets are $25 (general seating), $60 (VIP seating) or $150 (VIP All Day Access). All tickets can only be purchased online at www.sfbafn.com. A portion of the proceeds will go to Dress for Success San Francisco.
About the San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Network
The San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Network (SFBAFN) is a fashion trade association with membership consisting of womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers, stylists, photographers, hair and make-up artists, model agencies, fashion show directors/producers, retail buyers, fashion publication editors and fashion industry related professionals.
The SFBAFN’s objective is to build a business and social network to promote awareness and create a directory website of the fashion industry in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information please visit www.sfbafn.com.
About British Motor Car Distributors
The British Motor Car venue is both a luxury car dealership offering new or pre-owned Jaguars, Land Rovers, Bentleys, Lamborghinis or Lotus cars as well as an up-scale venue for San Francisco events, conveniently located at 901 Van Ness Ave. For more information please visit www.bmcd.com.
About Dress For Success San Francisco
The San Francisco chapter of Dress For Success is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire. For more information please visit www.dressforsuccess.org.