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August 30, 2016 by Britex FabricsIf you like to keep up with the latest fashion trends and are a sewist who is inspired by current runway fashion, here is the forecast for the 12 hottest fashion trends for the fall according to Stylecaster.com. Included on their list is fur and faux fur, ruffles, shades of tan, gold metallic fabrics, bomber jackets, turtlenecks under dresses, plaid overcoats, dramatic off the shoulder blouses, dusty pink with bright yellow, pant suits with bold prints, floral prints and chokers. While all the necessary materials to create these trends are available at Britex Fabrics, today we will focus on three. Gold Metallic polyester / Lycra blend 45" wide $18.99 / yard Dusty Pink and Yellow Pictured above are two fabrics available in 100% cotton on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store. 100% cotton 60" wide Dusty pink $18.99 / yard 100% cotton 44" wide Bright yellow $15.99 / yard Continue Reading
August 18, 2016 by Britex FabricsLance Victor Moore and Emily Payne, wearing masks designed by Lance for Emily's fashion line Leathertongue. These masks will be worn by models for PROJKT MAIDEN LANE, a Britex Fabrics event on September 23, 2016.
As September approaches, we're gearing up for the Britex Fabrics fashion show, PROJKT MAIDEN LANE, featuring Project Runway designers Kini Zamora, Richard Hallmarq and Emily Payne (our own Britex alumna and Project Runway All Star) and Under the Gunn designer Rey Ortiz. Showing new pieces for her edgy Leathertongue line, Emily's focus is a loose-lined, non-gender-specific look featuring painted fabrics by designer Mary Rosenberger.
Emily also commissioned a series of unique masks created by artist Lance Victor Moore, (L.V.M.) who utilized a different organic material in each exquisite piece. Emily's mask in the picture above, for example, features gilded branches gathered in Golden Gate Park, while Lance's look sports gilded starfish arm tips. Lance explains, "Emily contacted me in July asking if I'd be interested in making some masks for her runway show–her line is very ungendered, and the masks are designed to give the models an anonymous, androgynous look." Enhanced with trims and hardware (most of which can be found in our Third Floor notions department), the masks are crafted from leather, animal bones, tusks, shells, wood and even porcupine quills: anything that "had a sharp, spiky feel," as Lance puts it.Lance holds one of the masks he made. He used a variety of materials such as chain, open work metal, studs, and thorns that he covered in chrome powder coat. The mask is attached to the head with an elastic band across the back of the head.
Lance and Emily's collaboration is unforgettable–we're so proud to feature their work in PROJKT MAIDEN LANE! We'll be posting photos as soon as we can after the event.
Lance describes the materials he used as things like "leather, stamped metal, beads, chain, horn, shell, wood, glass, crystal, antler, etc., along with airbrushing, hand painting, sculpting and burnishing metal."
We asked him what his favorite mask is. "My favorite three masks are the wood one, the antlers, and the gold shell one. "
Check out Lance Victor Moore's new website coming soon.
July 25, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
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Britex Fabrics presents: PROJKT Maiden Lane
A Runway Showcase Featuring Four Designers
from Project Runway and Under the Gunn
Friday, Sept. 23 2016 / 7:00– 9:30pm / Union Square, SF / Historic Maiden Lane is about to be transformed into a runway, as Britex Fabrics presents PROJKT Maiden Lane–featuring new fall designs from Emily Payne, Kini Zamora and Richard Hallmarq (All Three From Project Runway) and Rey Ortiz (From Under the Gunn), along with new work and collaborations with local artists Michael Covington and L.V.M.
Local designer/Britex Fabrics alum/Project Runway All Stars favorite Emily Payne explains, "I realized how many pieces in my collections have always been made with fabrics from Britex, and that it just makes sense to collaborate on a show. Both Richard and I have done draping workshops at Britex before, but this event is just huge." Britex Fabrics has a long history of supporting local designers, showcasing their work in window displays and on social media, and even sponsoring the Academy of Art's Britex Fabrics Project collection in 2009 (which previewed at Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Week). "Fabrics make fashion–literally," says Britex Fabrics owner Sharman Spector, "You can't have one without the other. It's wonderful to see what designers like Emily do with our fabrics, and we think it's incredibly important to support that kind of creativity."
Attendees of PROJKT Maiden Lane will enjoy free giveaways and pop-up shops with Britex Fabrics, Leathertongue & Devon Rose designed by Emily Payne, Goorin Brothers Hats, Threads Magazine, Myla’Cor Martinis, Caffe’ Central and more.
Doors for the Myla’Cor Martini Bar inside Britex Fabrics to open at 6:15pm. Runway show at 7:00pm.
Britex Fabrics offers a variety of workshops, online tutorials, community partnerships and store tours. A San Francisco landmark since 1952, Britex is four floors of fabulous–featuring high quality fashion and furnishing fabrics along with notions, trims and 22,000 styles of buttons.
May 25, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Send us photos of your fabulous designs that you have created with fabric from Britex Fabrics, and you could win two free tickets to PROJKT Maiden Lane this fall! Please email photos with your name to email@example.com
Please be sure to include your name, the type of fabric you used and any links to your social media, blog and/or website.
If you win, your project will be featured on our blog!
Britex Fabrics presents: PROJKT Maiden Lane
A Fall Fashion Show Featuring: Emily Payne, Richard Hallmarq, Kini Zamora
And Rey Ortiz (Under the Gunn)
With San Francisco ARTist: Michael Covington (collaborative pieces with Emily Payne)
and DJ Keith Kraft
Sponsored by: Myla' Cor Martinis
Tickets on Sale Wednesday June 1, 2016 at midnight!
$15 - $30
May 5, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Britex Fabrics Presents:
PROJKT Maiden Lane
Featuring Designers Emily Payne, Kini Zamora,
Richard Hallmarq, & Stella Zotis
from Project Runway
With local San Francisco Artist Michael Covington
- Where: Britex Fabrics - 146 Geary Street (Maiden Lane), San Francisco, CA 94108
Tickets on sale soon!
February 12, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
October 22, 2014 by Britex Fabrics
We're so proud of Emily. She lasted so long on Project Runway! She never lost her cool, dealt with every challenge with the utmost of decorum, was entertaining to watch and her designs were absolutely eye-popping!
The good thing about Emily being off the show is that she's back to Britex and her custom design work. If you love Emily like we do, there are several websites you should visit---and a few where you can shop.
Leathertongue women's line on Etsy
Devon Rose girls' line on Etsy
October 8, 2014 by Britex Fabrics
We are all still rooting for Emily on Project Runway! Last week she did an amazing job turning a sofa into one of the coolest vests we've seen--the construction was impeccable and the dramatic shoulders were exaggerated, yet wearable. The judges agreed that her look was fabulous...and she was safe yet again! Our other favorite design was (of course) Kini's soccer ball dress, which was literally a reimagined ball gown. Very sporty.
Tune in tomorrow at 9 PM on Lifetime to see who gets to show at New York's Fashion Week.
September 24, 2014 by Britex Fabrics
Every week, we watch with bated breath...will Britex Sales Associate, Emily Payne make it through this exciting episode of Project Runway...? Yes she did! Our Emily Payne continues to delight audiences with her lovely style, quick wit, and amazing designs. It's on again this Thursday at 9pm on Lifetime. Last week, she created a lovely child's ensemble using a Missoni knit much like the one we have online here.
Don't miss the chance to meet Emily in person at the Patricia Field Meet + Greet at Britex on October 3rd at 11 AM. As well, don't miss seeing Emily's creations live at the Benicia Fashion Runway October 3-5.
July 31, 2014 by Britex Fabrics
Sigh! We can’t get enough of Britex Fabrics’ Emily Payne and Lifetime’s Project Runway. Watch Project Runway Thursday night for more of our favorite home town designer.