For the past several months Sacramento Fashion Week has been actively recruiting and selecting some of the best fashion designers from Northern California and surrounding areas. Castings, social gatherings, rehearsals and promotional work has been completed and SACFW is now ready to embark on its ever-growing fashion week of events.
The high fashion event, which kicks off Sunday with the Boutique Shop & Showcase, has partnered with various venues to bring a larger number of events throughout the area. This year’s showcases and Kick Off Event will take place at the California Automobile Museum (2200 Front St).
The Kick Off Event will feature outfits from presenting boutiques which includes French Cuff Consignment, Identity Boutique, Krazy Mary’s, Mirror Mirror Fashion, Paige Said So Boutique, Renaissance Fine Consignment and U.Be.U. Fashion Boutique. Guests will also get to shop for other items from the boutiques.
The first half of SACFW will feature several free events. On Monday, Feb. 16 a Fashion Forum workshop which will feature advice from experienced fashion industry professionals is scheduled at the Art Institute of California Sacramento. On Tuesday, a free Model Boot Camp Workshop presented by Cast Images‘ Amber Collins will offer valuable tips on booking jobs and the inner workings of the modeling industry. And on Wednesday, a Hair & Makeup Workshop held at the Federico Beauty Institute will be hosted by Allure Salon & Spa in this event designed to educate guests about this season’s runway looks and industry standards.
Wednesday will also include a presentation by the California Film Foundation of their Fashion on Film Exhibition. Held at Beatnik Studios, another screening of the film Bunny and Claude, a high-fashion approach to the Bonnie and Clyde story, will be presented as well as a fashion show featuring the work of Rory Castillo and others. Discount tickets for the night are available online but tickets will also be sold at the door.
The last half of SACFW will feature runway showcases at the California Auto Museum.
The first major showcase of the week will take place on Thursday with the Emerging Designers Showcase. Designers from Northern California schools, including Sac State University, American River College and Sacramento City College will be on stage. Tyniece Hall, Helen Romero, Theresa Truong, Sinan Dunlap, Nancy Her, Rebeka Garn and Frankie Vanity will be presenting their designs.
The Spring/Summer Showcase will be presented on Friday evening. Each year these showcases have shown stunning designs from some of the best local talent in our area. Featured designers for the evening are Rebecca Cahua, Kimberly Dawn Eanes, Samantha Furno, Latiya Gholar, Gina Sanchez, Peter Scrichan and Mai Vang.
SACFW’s final showcase takes place on Saturday evening with several designers returning to the prestigious CAM with their Fall/Winter collection. Several of these designers, in my opinion, can and should be showcasing their glamorous designs for fashion week in Los Angeles, Miami and New York. Designers for the final showcase includes Maisha Bahati, Ryan Douglas, Karisa Gold, Anastasia Kryukova, Prince Singh, Elena Trotsko and Yennie Zhou.
The high fashion, beauty and pageantry showcased during SACFW has attracted some of Northern California’s best designers. As it continues to grow it draws and attracts the attention of the larger fashion markets who may one day look to Sacramento designers for inspiration.