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April 24, 2017 by Britex FabricsFor years, Christian Siriano has been dedicated to using fashion as a platform for change within the fashion industry. His 2018 bridal line features 12 designs that were created with the plus-size community in mind. The 12 looks feature designs up to size 26. "His inclusive styles and willingness to be outspoken for the plus-size community is practically unmatched by [his contemporaries]."
December 8, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Learn to drape from Project Runway star Emily Payne. Emily will share her own designs by letting you in on her draping secrets. This demo will last about one hour and a half, with plenty of time for q&a to follow.
Plus, every participant gets 20% off regular-priced fabrics coupon. Whether you are a Project Runway fan or you are interested in draping, this is the demo workshop for you.
Emily Payne, San Francisco based fashion designer and former Britex Fabrics team member has showcased her fashion design skills on the Lifetime network series Project Runway Season 13, and was also featured on Project Runway All Stars. Emily's fashion labels are Leathertongue and DevonRose.
November 8, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
The Challenge: This week’s challenge was to create a streetwear look for the ‘Urban Jungle’. The contestants on the show went to Orlando Studios to see the new ‘Reign of Kong’ ride to get inspired for the jungle… I just watched the movie trailer.
November 8, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Britex Fabrics Presents: Meet Your Favorite Project Runway Designers
This holiday season, join Britex Fabrics as we bring you a special FREE meet and greet with some of your favorite designers from Project Runway.
Small Business Saturday Special Give Away (First 50 people who RSVP and are in line)
Special Designer Pop Up Boutique
Sat, November 26, 2016
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
146 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
October 12, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Stefanie is a local Bay Area designer who is challenging herself to create a look based on the same challenge given to the designers on this season of Project Runway. Her project is called Project RealWay.
"I immediately thought a coat/dress would be perfect for the versatility needed in the ‘everywoman’s’ wardrobe. I found this beautiful mustard yellow satin-backed tweed, which allows the fabric to be raw cut at the sleeves and hem. I liked this rough edge detail as a contrast to the covered up silhouette to avoid the look from being to conservative. The inset details are actually done in ombre silk dyed ribbon, and inset in-between the tweed panels for a little sheerness. Lastly, I chose to exaggerate the sleeve as this coat needed a bit of a flair so it wasn’t too simple, and I particularly like the bracelet sleeve length so that it can be layered nicely over longer tops."
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!