San Francisco Fashion Week: Avant-Garde & Couture

When I meditate on the word “couture” I envision a rustic, artist-filled Paris in the 20’s. I think of Coco Chanel working tirelessly with her team to create a custom tweed suit for a very special client. I think of families that share the secrets to their flawless handmade lace from generation to generation. I think of designers taking pride in their work, managing every single detail, overseeing all of the steps. I think of delicate fabrics, intricate designs, and hours upon hours of diligent work.

Now marry that concept with that of avant-garde design and you’re taking that one-of-a-kind eye for detail and those personal touches that couture is known for and applying them to designs that are modern, fresh, and boundary-pushing.

That my friends – Is a match made in heaven. Now take a look at some of the amazing pieces that were shown during San Francisco Fashion Week’s Couture & Avant-Garde showcase and see this magical combination come to life before your eyes!

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Avant Garde & Couture Designers:

  • Agota Hodi {Womenswear}
  • Alyssa Nicole {Womenswear}
  • Candice Cuoco {Womenswear}
  • Hiue Nguyen {Womenswear}
  • Maricella Olague {Womenswear}

This was the last show of San Francisco Fashion Week and it was definitely one of my favorites. I can’t wait to share some fun interviews, collaborations & projects in the coming months featuring these talented & devoted designers.

Be sure to check out my previous San Francisco Fashion Week posts to make sure you didn’t miss anything fabulous – Reception, Dapperhood Menswear, Emerging Designers & Ready-To-Wear.

Out of all the shows that I covered – What was your favorite show/designer/piece?


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11 Responses to San Francisco Fashion Week: Avant-Garde & Couture

  1. Wow amazing dresses! Such a stuning post!! I would love to be able to wear one of these dresses one day!

    xx Nicola

    • Me too! I asked but no one wanted to just give me their samples… Haha 🙂

  2. Epp

    These pieces were amazing! Sometimes I just love minimalistic fashion .. 🙂


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  3. The leather dress is alluring 🙂

  4. I really like your blog – Super happy I found you 🙂

  5. I totally love your blog
    Perfection 🙂

  6. Molly Doyle

    I love these! And your blog! I need a wardrobe overhaul sometime soon- what is your rate? 🙂


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