“Fashion on the Square” Hits Runway

By Sandra Varner

The 6th Annual Fashion on the Square hits the runway this Saturday and Sunday, July 25 – 26, at the Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard St., in San Francisco. The event welcomes b michael with his collection of over 20 looks for both women and men during the couture runway show.
Activities include industry workshops and seminars; a VIP Reception and Couture Designer Runway Fashion Show on July 25, at 6 p.m.; and the popular All Children/Teen Runway Fashion Show on July 26 at 3 p.m.
The Children/Teen runway show will feature over 10 lines with more than 50 models. A partial list of the featured clothing includes: Gymboree, LL Cool J Apparel, Fabulosity, Blue Sky on Broadway and many others.
Event organizer Y’Anad Burrell shared her passion for the event:
Sandra Varner: What made you decide to do this event?
Burrell: Given my passion for fashion, I was inspired to do this event to bring something very unique and different to the San Francisco/Bay Area.
SV: In today’s ever-changing fashion climate, what tips would you give to cost-conscious shoppers?
Burrell: For those “fashionistas” who keep up with trends, we all know that just as history repeats itself, so does the world of fashion. So a big tip for cost-conscious shoppers is to never throw away items that you believe have ‘gone out of style’.
SV – How does your event compare to other major fashion shows such as Macys Passport and the Ebony Fashion Fair?
Burrell: Fashion On The Square (FOTS) is very different, on many levels … Our models are not always the ‘industry height and size’ and our audience is so diverse in age, income level and ethnicity that placing our target audience in a box is a challenge.
Tickets to the shows and seminars are on sale and can be purchased online at www.fashiononthesquare.com. For more information contact: Glass House Communications, Y’Anad Burrell at either info@fashiononthesquare.com or yanad_burrell@glasshousepr.com. Tickets are $75; VIP tickets are $110 with special seating, goodie bag and a meet-and-greet with the designer.