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ASTONISH Magazine: Black V, the San Francisco Fashion Show Featuring Designer Ken Chen

By May 10, 2012No Comments2 min read

Women’s Mafia fashion darlings Ken Chen of KENCHEN SF and ASTONISH Fashion and Art Magazine are teaming up for the San Francisco event of the season! Will you be there?

Astonish Magazine is pleased to SHOWCASE

The 3rd Annual BLACK V Fashion Event

What: The BLACK V Fashion Event presents collections endorsing the chic and beautiful mystique of black to San Francisco’s fashion scene. Owen Buenaventura, one of the most reputable fashion producers in the Bay Area, will direct the show, his third year in a row. ASTONISH Magazine, an avant-garde fashion magazine focusing on the repertoire of emerging international fashion designers, returns as the media sponsor for this highly esteemed event.

This is a major opportunity for fashion industry professionals in San Francisco to connect with each other and keep the fashion zeitgeist alive through the cross-pollination of traditional runway, multi-media platform and technology.

Integral members of the fashion industry participate every year, including various designers, stylists, models, fashion and style bloggers, photographers, and editors. In previous years, more than 300 fashion enthusiasts have pledged their support.

The 3rd annual BLACK V Designers Lineup will include: Ken Chen San Francisco, Acta Non Verba, Cari Borja, Daniel Sudar, d’Homme by Dahae Kim, Gail B Shrive, Kate Knuvelder, and Zoë Hong.

Proceeds from the BLACK V Fashion Event will benefit the Fashion Show Production Class at City College of San Francisco. The Foundation of City College is a non-profit organization.

Sponsors for this year include (as of April 24th; more to be added):

Venue/Makeup: PIGMENT COSMETICS, San Francisco
Models: SF Model Agencies
Media & Marketing: ASTONISH MAGAZINE, San Francisco
In Support by:
Hair and Makeup: San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology- A Paul Mitchell Partner School
Video: Saazmantra Productions | Shane Stinar | Astonish Magazine
Photography: Clay Kerri
For Press/Media:

When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 6:30 PM

Where: The Landmark
1 Market Street (Mission Street Entrance)
San Francisco, CA 94105

Price: Invitation only; limited VIP packages available at $50 per person (tax deductable).


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