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San Francisco has endured some rather embarrassing fashion missteps. Remember that whole "modern hippie" style personality debacle? Or the Black V Club idea? And the realization that practically every dude in this city owns either a blue gingham shirt or a startup t-shirt? Despite our share of cringe-worthy moments, designers are actually looking to the Bay Area for inspiration for fall.
Last week, Bay Area native John Elliott told Complex that the muted color palette for his Fall 2015 collection was influenced by his upbringing in the region. This week, SoCal-based Trina Turk wrote in her liner notes for New York Fashion Week that her 60s-tinged collection "was inspired by "multi-culti San Francisco." WWD observes that "the city's legendary diversity shone through in multicolor tweeds, lace graphic geometrics and floral-printed dresses."
Critics might counter that "multi-culti San Francisco" is a thing of the past, but at least someone believes that the Bay Area is still a melting pot. For more looks from the collection, check out the full gallery here.