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The Latest in SF Design: From Mumbai Bazaar Finds to Miner-Inspired Workwear
Katy Quigg | Photo: H&M, Bly, GANT, Levi's Vintage Clothing | April 3, 2013
Furnishings from far-off street markets, previews of H&M’s latest sustainable collection, vintage workwear in Levi’s new spring collection, and more.
Here's what's new in the Bay Area's fashion world:
Levi’s Vintage Clothing introduced its spring/summer 13 “Miner collection," with a launch party at Unionmade last week. Drawing inspiration from garments discovered by Levi's lead archivist, the line reinterprets 19th century workwear, from bib overalls to closed front jumpers. Available at Unionmade. 493 Sanchez St. (near 18th) 415-861-3373
Old Hollywood meets modern manufacturing with H&M’s new Conscious collection for men and women, which debuts in stores today. The sustainable, yet elegant, collection includes a little black dress, a glamorous floor-length silk gown, feminine headbands, and a dapper rose-print lined tuxedo jacket, all made from recycled materials (from $17.95). 150 Powell St. (near O'Farrell) 855-466-7467
Scout treasures from markets and bazaars around the world from your couch with San Francisco-based online lifestyle, travel, and design site, Bly, which launched last week. The site curates a collection of 200 unique textiles, home accessories, furniture, and art by traveling to a new lesser-known city every two months. Recent finds discovered in the company's launch city of Mumbai include a vintage sari ($245), a brass Parvati icon ($500), and an intricate enamel frame ($120). Bly will also travel to Kumasi, Ghana, and Bukhara, Uzbekistan this year. Want to know exactly what you're getting? Bly gives you the history and context of each product from a team of street photographers.
East Coast sportswear brand GANT opened its first Bay Area location in Hayes Valley last week, bringing a dose of elevated collegiate prep with classic men's button-downs, slim canvas shorts, and unconstructed linen blazers from the spring collection. 552 Hayes St. (near Laguna) 415-437-1949