The schedule of events for FOTS10 are: July 19th – At 12:00 Noon in the heart of San Francisco the FREE opening event of Fashion On The Square WEEK will take place and we will announce the surprise location at 11 am via social media (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, etc); July 20th – 7:00 pm, Imagine Affairs, 408 14th St., Oakland, CA, The FOTS+TheArts Awards and Fashion Show; July 23rd – 6:00 pm, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, a VIP Invitation Only Private Reception for sponsors and designers; July 24th – 6:00 pm, W Hotel, 181 3rd Street, San Francisco, Inspire Series Luncheon with guest speaker, Caity Shreve, Fashion, Food and Fun Blogger, Moi Contre La Vieo; July 25th – 7:00 p.m., W Hotel, San Francisco, CA, Arising Star Designer Fashion Show and Fantasy Hair Explosion; July 26th – 2:00 pm, Maiden Lane/Union Square, Children & Teen Runway Fashion Show with live performances;
On July 27th at the finale runway show, FOTS will also be honoring Wilkes Bashford with the FOTS Fashion Icon Award. Wilkes has defined Bay Area style for close to 50 years and he continues to be the go-to man when it comes to making a statement in fashion and standing out in the crowd. As one of the world’s most influential men in fashion, Wilkes Bashford has been a fixture on Esquire’s “International Best Dressed List” since 1972. He is the first retailer to bring many top designers from Italy, including Giorgio Armani, into the United States, has set the stage for men’s fashion in Northern California and is part of San Francisco’s “local fabric.” Wilkes continues to be a trailblazer and style trendsetter in San Francisco and is well deserving of this award.
Fashion On The Square is known for the blending the fashion and art and there is always high anticipation of the experience both on and off the runway. San Francisco's Ballerina Doll Ms. Caroline Rocher, a verteran with Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns for a third year in response to the high demand for her presence and FOTS is very excited to have visual artist Kristine Mays who is known for 'breathing life into wire'.
A partial list of sponsors and supporters include The W Hotel San Francisco, 510 Media, theREGISTRYBayArea.com, FashionXChange Magazine, Fairmont Hotel, MoAD Vanguard, Imagine Affairs, Mandarin Hotel, Talbot Teas, Vera Bradley and the Olive Street Agency.
FOTS+TheArts, formed in 2012, is a non-profit organization that gives grants and scholarships to students in the fashion industry who blend fashion and the arts in their work, whether it’s on the runway or in a visual representation. The organization will be giving its first scholarship to a student at FOTS 2013 on August 18th. In the spirit of blending fashion and art and back by popular demand, ballerina Caroline Rocher, from Alonzo King LINES Ballet, will grace the runway with a performance during the runway show. Ms. Rocher’s performance at FOTS 2009 was very highly received and the requests for her return continue to this day.
About Fashion On The Square
Fashion On The Square is one of the largest and longest running charity fashion shows on the West Coast and the most sought after and anticipated fashion event in San Francisco. FOTS began 10 years ago as a one-day show outdoors in the middle of Union Square to now a WEEK of events throughout the Bay Area. Designers have traveled as far as Africa to be a part of FOTS and they have included Colleen Quen, B Michael, Joseph Domingo, Chris March, Jennifer Blue, Virgil Ortiz, Oligo Tissew, Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker, M Movement, Dark Garden, Roc Rio, and many many more. Each year FOTS supports fashion design students by allowing them to show on the runway. Many schools have participated including The Academy of Art University, FIDM, The Art Institute San Francisco, Alameda College and others. Over the last 4 years FOTS has ‘changed the game’ of the runway fashion show experience in San Francisco by infusing arts on the runway from ballerinas (Alonzo King LINES Ballet) to string quarters collaborating with designers to create a magical experience.
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