Spring Into Fall fashion show: feather in S.F.'s cap
Dramatic feather headpieces, a heavily black and white color palette, and waist-cinching corsets dominated the runway of the "Spring Into Fall" couture fashion show March 11, making one wonder if the film "Black Swan" or TV's "Twilight" inspired at least a few of the nine local designers featured at the Bently Reserve.
Of the 42 looks presented, ensembles ranged from Dark Garden's custom steampunk corsets, to billowing Elizabethan-goth gowns by Sequoia & Gita, to Sarah Shepard's tailored and structured separates - an eclectic mix that defines the city's offbeat style aesthetic. The event was hosted by San Francisco jewelry designer Amber Marie Bently.
The well-paced show closed with models dressed in simple black tube dresses accented by Bently's handmade eco-friendly jewelry and a grand finale of all the models and their designers walking the runway.