Roanne Quiozon, comparative and world literature major, shows of her favorite jewerly near the Fine Arts Building at SF State on Tuesday May 12. Photo by Jenny Sokolova / Xpress
14 May 2014

Fashion Forecast: how to dress when it’s sunny in SF

San Franciscans have a multi-faceted arsenal of rain gear and are well-versed in the concept of bundling up when the fog rolls in. But they are a bit thrown off

A model struts the runway at Provoke, the student fashion show, Thursday May 1 at the Galleria at 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco. Photo by Rachel Aston / Xpress
05 May 2014

VIDEO: ‘Provoke’ fashion show puts student designs on the map

[HTML1] Leather, lace, cotton, chiffon and everything in between graced the runway at the San Francisco Design Center as apparel design students showcased their designs. Runway 2014: Provoke, the 20th

Heather Shetrawski (left) reacts to discounted jean prices while Leslie Bilbro, a Goodwill volunteer, assists her during Levi's Mendables Earth Day event sponsored by Goodwill in Cesar Chavez Student Center at SF State Tuesday, April 22. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress
23 Apr 2014

Levi’s brings $5 jeans to campus for Earth Day

Ride your bike to work, drink out of a reusable water bottle, learn the difference between compost and landfill and don’t forget your ripped jeans because this year, bottles and

16 Apr 2014

VIDEO Branding the golden city: alumni create print and clothing company San Franpsycho

[HTML1] San Franpsycho, the brainchild of Andy Olive and Christian Routzen, was first born into the culture of riding waves. The clothing brand is now making waves throughout the city

Nchimunya Milambo  and Torii Martin wait backstage at the Pan African Fashion Show in Jack Adams Hall Tuesday, March 18.
30 Mar 2014

Pan African fashion show unites culture and conquers stereotypes

  Tuesday, March 18, the Black Student Union deconstructed stereotypes to reconstruct African culture through their annual Pan African fashion show in Jack Adams Hall. Students modeled clothing lines from

18 Mar 2014

Barbies, Spice Girls and crop tops: Monica Arana’s route to fashion

Monica Arana, senior, drapes cloth on a mannequin for one of her designs Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The clothes will be modeled at the Provoke Spring Fashion Show May 1.

Kris Roberto, wearing a design in the Zero Waste Pledge portion of the show made by Maria Cabanban, changes clothes before walking the runway during the "Brilliance: The Gems of San Francisco State" fashion show in Jack Adams Hall at SF State Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Photo by Virginia Tieman / Xpress
08 Dec 2013

Student designers get recognized in this year’s FNA winter show

[set_id=72157638429038523] Edgy and elegant student-made apparel designs graced the runway Friday evening during the “Brilliance: The Gems of San Francisco State” Winter Runway fashion show, hosted by the Fashion Network Association or FNA, a

24 Sep 2013

Cinema grad preps costumes for Fruitvale Station film

Amanda Ramirez, 26, watched a group of actors push and shove each other on the Fruitvale BART Station platform. In the mid of the roughhousing, the cinema graduate noticed a

14 May 2013

Bangladesh safety monitor trumpets workers rights at SF State

The collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory building, which produced American and European retail clothing, reverberated around the world. The tragedy left 1127 low-wage workers dead and thousands injured caused

15 Dec 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Final fashion tips

The time has come for me to sashay away. It’s been a great semester telling you about the latest fashion trends, the do’s and don’ts and sharing my knowledge on

08 Dec 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Finding the right holiday dress for you

We want to look our best during the holidays — especially single ladies. So get into the mindset of looking sharp. The hunt is on for that perfect holiday dress.

07 Dec 2012

PHOTOS: 'Revive' fashion show stuns runway with student designs

The Fashion Network Association hosted the Revive fashion show Thursday night, showcasing dozens of handmade designs meticulously crafted by SF State student designers and alumni. Xpress has behind-the-scenes coverage of

03 Dec 2012

'Revive' fashion show to feature student work

The holidays have always been big for fashion, but this winter, the Fashion Network Association is upping the wow-factor with a fashion show fueled by 30 student designers. Revive When: 7 p.m. Dec.

01 Dec 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: 'Revive' fashion show takes dark spin on fairy tales

Fairy tales are a part of everyone’s childhood, but the Fashion Network Association’s leading designer Iris Chu has turned it into reality. Chu’s collection will feature a dark color palette

17 Nov 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Lingerie enhances intimacy, seduction

Shopping for lingerie can be daunting, but don’t get your panties in a bunch just yet. Lingerie is not only an important staple in a woman’s life, but in her

10 Nov 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: How to update your clothes with hardware

If you’re looking for some attention this season, ditch the pretty girl tulle and go get some studs. And I’m not talking about hunky men. This fall, hardware fashion rules.

09 Nov 2012

Exclusive: Angels work their magic at 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

NEW YORK – Down in New York, the wake of Hurricane Sandy couldn’t stop supermodels from hitting the runway Nov. 7, With the floors flourished in pink and walls covered in

03 Nov 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: How first lady fashion could attract voters

This season, voters are looking for someone who has mastered public speaking and has a strong public image — and perhaps a better half with a good sense of fashion.

27 Oct 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Ditch those ugly UGGs

It’s beginning to get colder out there and it’s natural to want to keep your feet warm, but remember — UGGs are just short for uggly. For some reason, girls

24 Oct 2012

Local clothing store Piece x Piece creates wearable art from discarded fabric

In a spacious building housing workrooms with doors that open like chambers, Elizabeth Brunner prepares a sketch for a garment as another worker cuts and sews fabrics together to make

20 Oct 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Go bold with oxblood

Step aside, gamboge orange. There’s a new color on the block and it’s bold. The hottest hues for the fall right now are a showcase of darker tones and shades.

13 Oct 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: The hottest styles just a click away when shopping online

It’s easy to swipe your credit card on those PIN pad machines at the register, but it’s easier still to punch in those 16 digits from your card at your

06 Oct 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Why skinny jeans lower sperm count

Fashion has a cost — and I’m not talking about the price tag. The skinny jean trend is infecting the world, spreading beyond hipster and punk rock fashion scenes — but

29 Sep 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: The time is now to rock a watch

The ticking of a second hand through a chronograph face is a reflection of the modern man. As collectible works of art, watches with 24-hour and date subdials pair well

22 Sep 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Strike a pose in eco-friendly clothing

It looks like “organic fiber” is the new black when it comes to fashion. Ladies, think twice before buying those cute simple cotton tanks from your go-to store. And gentlemen,

18 Sep 2012

Vintage Fashion Expo to showcase one of a kind clothing this weekend

Combining garb ranging from ball gowns, theater costumes, cowboy boots and everything in between, dealers are delivering eye-catching displays for customer attraction at the Vintage Fashion Expo. The Concourse Exhibition

15 Sep 2012

PHOTOS: San Francisco's best dressed raise money for charity at Glamorama

Glamorama pulled out all the stops at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre with lively performances and glamour-tinged fashion while raising money for charity Sept. 14. Macy’s Passport hosted the fourth and last Glamorama fashion

15 Sep 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: To wear heels or not to wear heels?

All right fashion fanatics, take a chic step forward. Wearing heels and workin’ it like a runway is a gift, but deciding between breaking necks or breaking ankles can be tough.

08 Sep 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Learning how to layer for the fall

It’s getting colder, but the sun is still here. Do you know what that means? Fall fashion! This season is all about layers. You might be afraid that layers are thick

07 Sep 2012

San Francisco fashionistas party down at Fashion's Night Out

With great timing to kick off New York’s Fashion Week, consumers were able to join editors, models, stars and celebrities in the most fashionable party yet. Fashion’s Night Out is a

01 Sep 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: keeping back-to-school fashion simple

It’s not easy pulling a figure-flattering outfit from a messy closet when you’re late for school. Don’t decide between your dad’s vintage button-up and your mom’s snagged knitted sweater. Drop