This year was the best Fashion's Night Out I have attended in San Francisco. Most say that it was boring, but I actually had fun which is saying a lot because the past few years were kinda boring to me. I attended events at Macy's, Marc Jacobs and Kurt Geiger.
At My 1st stop Macy's I had the chance to meet some of the San Francisco Fashion Incubator Designers. The Fashion Incubator was designed to bring fashion back to SF and to help designers launch their labels.
The designers I interviewed were Bethany Meuleners and Sabah Mansoor Husain of Mansoor-Scott. What drew me to them was their energy on the floor and the knitted dress.
They were students at the Academy of Art University and graduated in 2010. Both of the girls showed collections in Fall 2010 at New York Fashion Week! I think that that is an amazing way to start your fashion career!:)
The girls got together and started the line Mansoor-Scott. While they were working on their business plan they read about the Fashion Incubator on a BLOG and changed directions.
Their inspiration for this collection was to take knitwear and make it fun, light, and perfect for year around wear. The knit colors in the collection are bold and bright. They used Trend Forecasts and their own ideas for the collections colors. This is the 1st collection that they dyed all their own materials. It was very important for them to have their wovens match their yarns! It sounds like a long process, but the details are really what I love about clothes.
They really enjoyed working together and sharing the tasks of starting a design company. Bethany and Sabah tend to have similar ideas and design concepts. Not to mention it is great having a partner in the long process of design.
The collection is very beautiful and you all know how much I love dresses. I am glad that I b-lined for them! What continues to inspire me about fashion is new designers and new ideas. They stared their line because of their love for fashion,which Sabah says comes from within and the ability to combine math, architecture, and design.
Look for the collection at Mansoorscott.com!