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San Francisco Designers: Snow 5

I recently attended the fabulous Snow 5 Runway Show at the Metreon here in San Francisco. A chic affaire featuring up-and-coming local designers and supporting the non-profit ‘GO’ which empowers women to escape poverty.

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{Check out my coverage of the show for Legally Vogue here // Images from Pete Hopkins unless otherwise cited}

I was blown away by the five head-to-toe white collections that were shown, it was such a beautiful experience sitting in the huge, window filled room with a large white runway down the center and rows upon rows of fashion lovers all dressed in the color de jour – White!

Neide Hall started off the evening’s festivities showing a line of fabulous swimsuits, fun cover-ups, and vacation-ready resortwear for Charmosa Swimwear.

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Carmen Baldwin’s CarMenchie offerings included everything from sweet retro-inspired cocktail dresses to elegant evening wear, all with great styling and bold neon peach shadow for the models.

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Cana Klebanoff‘s androgynous, avant-garde menswear pieces were minimal but eye-catching. I could definitely see mixing & matching some of these separates for Spring 2014.

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Dramatic textures & bold fabrics ruled the day for Joseph Domingo with iridescent fringe, feathers, bubbling ruffles, lace, and sequins all making an appearance.

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And one of my favorites this evening was the chic, timeless collection shown by Julie Schindler – From smart skirt suits to stylish outerwear to the perfect little white dress – I would have worn every piece that made an appearance on this runway!

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So what does one wear when the dress code is “dress to impress” and it’s an all-white theme?

First – Have a heart attack when you realize that as much as you adore Winter White you own none because you’re too pale to wear white. Second – Suck it up and head out into the rainy February night in a short Summer shift dress.

The things I do for fashion! 🙂

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{Image by Rey DF}

I’ve been doing freelance writing for Legally Vogue and attended this fabulous evening of fashion with the LV founders, and model/designer Lisa Oliveras. Head over to the LV Facebook page and check out my local event coverage!

Which of the Snow 5 San Francisco Designers is YOUR favorite?

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