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San Francisco International Fashion Week | Joseph Domingo

Photo Credit: Ling Kong

Lights, Camera, Action! Hot Chocolate’s sixties hit "I Believe in Miracles" brightened the room as the show started off with swimwear such as plunging, space-dyed maillots for women, and super-short swim trunks for men in psychedelic citrus shades.

Photo Credit: Ling Kong

Key Takeaways: The show was full of references to nature, such as water-blue chiffon dresses, floral-print suits and jackets in earthy colors.Domingo also succeeded well in doing what he does best–couture gowns–as well as suits for women and edgy jackets for men. Overall, Joseph Domingo’s show was one of the top highlights of SFIFW.

Photo Credit: Ling Kong

Silhouettes: In swimwear, plunging maillots for women and supershort trunks for men; Fitted skirt and pantsuits for women; boxy jackets for men, worn on a bare chest; deep-V dresses for women; flouncy cocktail dresses with tiered prairie skirts or accordion pleats for women. We loved the thoughtful details, like the green "leaves" that made up the sleeves of this dress:

Photo Credit: Ling Kong

Accessories Report: Necklaces and bracelets made of clusters of resin beads; silver dagger necklaces (one of which Domingo himself wore); flower-shaped costume jewelry; glass beads. Models wore their hair long and loose.

One way to turn heads:

Photo Credit: Ling Kong

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Shopping Guide: The Best Men’s Lightweight Jackets, Part I

Part I of Style Intelligence Report’s guide to Men’s Lightweight Jackets, brought to you by the request of Mat.

We’re splitting up this article into two sections because of the large number of great jackets we saw out there while perusing the racks. In this post, Part I, we present the best Casual jackets. In Part II, we’ll bring to you the best in semiformal jacket options. Happy shopping!

Nylon Fill Jacket

Nylon Fill Jacket | $125 at Banana Republic

The quintessential fall weather jacket, with versions found at BR, Gap, Express, etc. year after year after year. Basic, but functional. The selling point? It works with everything in your wardrobe.

CK Jeans Bomber Jacket

CK Jeans Bomber Jacket | $98 at Macy’s

What can we say, we just love the look of bomber jackets on men (and women, for that matter).

Canvas Safari Jacket

Canvas Safari Jacket | $145 at Armani Exchange

What’s great about this jacket? The oversized pockets (good for storing your keys, wallet, iPod, cell phone..), the drawstring waistline, the stand collar, and the tailored seamlines.

Avant Zip Up Track Jacket

Avant Zip Up Track Jacket | $89 at Ben Sherman USA

Track Jackets are the New hoodie, remember? They’re great for a sporty, youthful look. Plus, they’re comfortable. We like the contrast striping on the arms on this jacket–a nice alternative to the standard across-chest striping.

G Star Studs Twill Jacket

G Star Studs Twill Jacket | $190 at Urban Outfitters

We love the architectural look of this streamlined motorcycle jacket. The front zipper is slightly offset and the two side pocket zippers are intentionally uneven for a distinctive look. If your style is a little off the mainstream, this jacket is for you!

Paul Frank Bomber Jacket

Paul Frank Bomber Jacket | $140 at Urban Outfitters

This jacket feels very 1970s chic, but in a good way. We appreciate the contrast collar, the shoulder yoke, and the color (we heart Green). And hey, quilted jackets are Hot right now.

Members Only Jacket

Members Only Jacket | $59 at Urban Outfitters

Classic Americana, and it can be Yours for well under $100! This coat stays true to the original, with the tabbed collar, soft elastic at the cuffs, hem, and chest pocket, side slit pockets, epaulets, and of course, the Members Only logo patch.

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