The world’s fashion isn’t relegated to Paris, Milan and New York. San Francisco has some serious style. Whether you’re searching for a gala gown or a cocktail conversation piece, these local designers offer high fashion finds for the sartorially sophisticated.
7 Heron Street
San Francisco, CA
Colleen Quen Couture
Contemporary designer Colleen Quen is a favorite of San Francisco’s society looking for the perfect one-of-a-kind gown in which to make an entrance. Private clients are in for a treat walking through Quen’s atelier, where even the most sophisticated shoppers find themselves in awe of the various sculpted, dramatic garments that line her spacious SoMa workshop. Geena Davis and Tyra Banks are fans.
590 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA,
A fun favorite of San Francisco’s jet set, Bacca Da Silva has developed a creative, rich, vibrant and playful world of diverse influences, uniquely blending fashion and art. Whether ultra-urban or rural conservative, DaSilva’s clothing requires confidence and personality. His flagship Sutter Street store features a friendly staff to help you find your show-stopper.
Available at boutique shops nationally
Jill Giordano and Brian Scheyer are the designers behind gr.dano, a contemporary women’s ready-to-wear clothing line gaining popularity for it’s unique and architectural designs. Garnering national attention, these San Francisco designers are bringing structured silhouettes to sophisticated separates in blacks, greys, whites and tans. Featured in Elle, Oprah Magazine, the Washington Post and the LA Times, gr. dano is about to hit the big time.
San Francisco designer Jan Warnock fresh, feminine, modern collections are thoughtfully designed down to the tiniest details. Warnock creates playful twists on classics to the delight of her international client base. Listing the energy and diversity of San Francisco as her inspiration, Warnock’s ready-to-wear is youthful and accessible, without sacrificing high fashion.
1116 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA
“To make someone feel beautiful, fresh, natural and new.” That’s how San Francisco native Christopher Collins describes his design philosophy. Known in the Bay Area for his one-of-a-kind ensembles, Collins is a fashionable blend of talent, charisma and ambitious detail, which is found in every one of his stylized pieces. A favorite with national fashion and shopping magazines and fashion forward socialites, find Collins’ 2010 Fall Collection on the racks at his fun Sutter Street flagship.