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Gen Art San Francisco Fresh Faces in Fashion | Hengst

Photo Credit: Cary Wun

Background on Hengst: Susan Hengst’s innovative line of clothing hails from the Mission district of San Francisco.

Key Takeaways: As
sexy mood music played, models sashayed down the runway in everything
from pantsuits to pleather hot pants. Designer Hengst enjoys combining
designs with unexpected fabrics–a windbreaker made of silk taffeta,
for instance.

Color Palette: All colors–the bolder, the better.

Silhouettes: Arabian-inspired pants and culottes; shirred jersey separates; sporty windsuits.

Photo Credit: Cary Wun

Accessories Report:
Belts in gold rope or leather, cinched with a geode belt buckle;
aviator sunglasses. Our favorite was a random gold-and-pewter stuffed
pleather ball that looked like it might have been a pet’s toy before it
made the show.

What’s Wearable: White wide-leg pants.

We definitely noticed these green pleather shorts, held together by a bow-tie:

Photo Credit: Cary Wun

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Autumn/Winter 2006 Color and Fabric

Out of LA Textile comes four major trends for color and fabric:


Colors: Greyed out colors, browns, blues.
Textures: Silky smooth fabrics, metallic finishes, brushed cottons and wools for a frosted look, botanical and crystal motifs for fabric prints.

Winter Blooms

Colors: Apple and emerald green, combined with blues and both light and dark purple tones.
Textures: Boucles and tweeds, especially in wool/silk and wool/mohair fabrications. Paper-like cutouts are achieved through laser cutting. Appliqu├ęs are botanical inspired, with leaves and flowers.

Indian Summer

Colors: Rich, autumnal tones of reds, golds, oranges, and leafy yellows are juxtaposed against dark smoky blues.
Textures: Folkloric prints are color yarn-dyed, patterned, and ombred with stripes. Patchworks and wood block prints will be seen along with subtly pinstriped denim and oversized lumberjack checks.


Colors: Dark greens and blues combine with teal, ash grey, and a warm bronze.
Textures: Spongy surfaces reminiscent of moss, botanical-inspired fabric irregularities, and veining reminiscent of leaves, bark or wood grain show up in prints. Velvet is huge.

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