15TH SEASON CELEBRATION OF CALIFORNIA’S AWARD-WINNING FASHION WEEK
The 15th edition of Fashion Community Week in San Francisco lasted from September 30th through October 2nd. The lineup featured an opening soiree, a runway show, a conference, networking, and a shopping event.
This season’s events kicked off with an Opening Soiree on September 30th at the private members club, the Modernist. The guests enjoyed an evening of fashion photography with cocktails and socializing with fashion enthusiasts in the community.
On October 1st, the festivities continued at the Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel with one of the Bay Area’s most popular events; the One-of-a-Kind Fashion Show. The evening started with a VIP reception and a runway show featuring the season’s collection. The evening continued with a celebration gathering with live music. The presenting runway designers were Viktoria Marchev (Hungary), Heba Hazem (Egypt), Phyllis Emelda (Oakland), Ashanti Altovese (Los Angeles), Kaleo Diego (San Francisco), and Ken White (New York). At the end of the runway show, Ukrainian Designer Yuliya Raquel presented a live exhibition of hand-painted dresses. The art on the dresses expressed the current situation in Ukraine. It was a memorable moment that left the guests in awe!
The final day hosted a Fashion Conference and Pop-up Shopping event on October 2nd at the Fashion Incubator. Afterward, industry experts Lana Hogue, Tammy Relya, and Shirin Hashem began their discussion regarding the future of business in the Fashion industry. This discussion transitioned into networking and a pop-up shopping event hosted by Louise Bell, Bra-Serie, and Scotch Bonnet.
Fashion Community Week selects a cause to raise awareness every season, and this season was dedicated to benefiting the nonprofit PWIC Global Impact.
Fashion Community Week continues to expand each year under the leadership of a diverse board of professionals. The organization firmly believes in standing for ‘fashion has no borders’ and ‘beauty has no gender, size or race barriers’! As a result, the organization has presented fashion and beauty talents from over 60 countries, many of the talents coming from underrepresented backgrounds, to launch their dreams at Fashion Community Week.
We invite you to follow the Fashion Community Week social media channels for upcoming Fashion Community week events. The organization looks forward to celebrating its 16th edition in the Spring of 2023 and continuing to position San Francisco on the Fashion Map!