grace chen

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Rock ’n’ Roll Styling
By Grace Chen (Aug 08, 2015)
AllSaints Spitalfields, the British retail chain known for its rock ’n’ roll stylings, opened its San Francisco store this fall but it only recently came into full bloom. More »
Legacy Extends Beyond Exhibit
By Grace Chen (May 27, 2015)
Seventy-two years ago a fashion maestro was born. Forty-seven years ago at 25, he had established his own fashion house. Eight years ago at 63, he had retired and walked his final show. This year the fashion world lost him to brain cancer but for now, and the future, Yves Saint Laurent’s legacy will prevail. More »
British Fashion Queen Then & Now
By Grace Chen (May 27, 2015)
A designer who can understand punk and proper Saville Row suiting deserves a crown. Let that queen of fashion be Vivienne Westwood. Through June 10th, the de Young Museum presents a 30-plus-year retrospective of Ms. Westwood’s iconic looks that start with bondage latex suits and anarchy themed shirts in the 70s to 21st century tailored gowns cut in intriguing proportions and mixed materials. More »
Additions to the Neighborhood
By Grace Chen (May 14, 2011)
The Marina District attracts heavy traffic from residents and tourists, not only for its postcard views but also for its tasty shopping options. More »
SF Loves Throwback Threads
By Grace Chen (Mar 21, 2011)
Fashionable 70s-inspired looks have been all over the fashion runways in recent months. You can also find them on clothing racks throughout San Francisco. More »
Spanish-Inspired Designs
By Grace Chen (Mar 04, 2011)
Cristobal Balenciaga, a fashion designer who created iconic haute couture looks from 1937 to 1968, continues to inspire designers today. More »
Fashion with Convincing Comfort
By Grace Chen (Oct 04, 2010)
Found in luxury department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Vince now operates a standalone store that promises a wide range of staple wardrobe pieces. More »
Sanrio Turns 50
By Grace Chen (Sep 21, 2010)
Hello Kitty and her entourage are on tour in their own mobile pop-up store that will roll into San Francisco this weekend. More »
A San Francisco 'Runway' Talent
By Grace Chen (Aug 19, 2010)
While fashion talents often head east for New York, Christopher Collins, stays grounded in San Francisco. More »
Celebrating Bastille Day
By Grace Chen (Jun 05, 2010)
Bastille Day, on July 14th, is a national public holiday in France but it is also much celebrated by French expatriates and Francophiles in San Francisco. More »
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