Posted July 18, 2014 by Editorial Staff in 2014

Wilkes Bashford Honored with FOTS Fashion Icon Award and Cindy Quach’s Couture Collection Showing


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(San Francisco, June 19, 2014) The 10th Annual Fashion On The Square (FOTS), a charity fundraising fashion show benefiting FOTS+TheAtrs, will celebrate the success of being one of the largest and longest running fashion shows on the West Coast with a WEEK of events, happening throughout the Bay Area at various venues July 19 – 27, 2014. FOTS has grown from a one-day fashion show to a week of fashion, art and entertainment events in response to the large demand for more of the FOTS experience.


FOTS 2013

On July 27th at the finale runway show, FOTS will also be honoring Wilkes Bashford with the FOTS Fashion Icon Award. Wilkes has defined Bay Area style for close to 50 years and he continues to be the go-to man when it comes to making a statement in fashion and standing out in the crowd. As one of the world’s most influential men in fashion, Wilkes Bashford has been a fixture on Esquire’s “International Best Dressed List” since 1972. He is the first retailer to bring many top designers from Italy, including Giorgio Armani, into the United States, has set the stage for men’s fashion in Northern California and is part of San Francisco’s “local fabric.” Wilkes continues to be a trailblazer and style trendsetter in San Francisco and is well deserving of this award.


FOTS 2013 (Cindy Quach)

Fashion and jewelry designer Cindy Quach is originally from Vietnam born on November 30, 1986. Last year Cindy wowed the FOTS audience showing two couture gowns on the runway and just days later she was contacted by Project Runway to be considered as a contestant. Cindy graduated from the Academy of Art University School of Fashion just last year where she mastered exceptional designing skills. Since she was a child, Cindy has had an artistic talent, however, with a family full of entrepreneurs, she followed in their footsteps. After owning her own successful business for 3 years, she took charge of her destiny and finally reached for her childhood passion of becoming a successful fashion designer. Cindy uses her own experiences to create magnificent works of art that are reflective of her strong personality. In August 2014, Cindy will be celebrating the opening of her first boutique which will carry both couture and ready-to-wear designs.


FOTS 2013

The FOTS schedule of events are: July 19th – At 12:00 Noon in the heart of San Francisco the FREE opening event of Fashion On The Square WEEK will take place and we will announce the surprise location at 11 am via social media (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, etc); July 20th – 7:00 pm, Imagine Affairs, 408 14th St., Oakland, CA, The FOTS+TheArts Awards and Fashion Show; July 23rd – 6:00 pm, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, a VIP Invitation Only Private Reception for sponsors and designers; July 24th – 6:00 pm, W Hotel, 181 3rd Street, San Francisco, Inspire Series Luncheon with guest speaker, Caity Shreve, Fashion, Food and Fun Blogger, Moi Contre La Vieo; July 25th – 7:00 p.m., W Hotel, San Francisco, CA, Fresh Faces of FOTS Fashion Show and Fantasy Hair Explosion; July 26th – 2:00 pm, Maiden Lane/Union Square, Children & Teen Runway Fashion Show with live performances; and July 27th, 5:00 pm, InterContinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street, Finale Runway Fashion Show featuring the following designers: Cindy Quach, Rachel Riot, Christina Morgan Cree, Lauren Barisic, Ricky Lee, Jordan Rice, Soazig Kaam, Wesley Yu, Candice Cuoco, Wenting Tina Yu, Kanyarat Tapeneeyakorn and more…..

Fashion On The Square is known for the blending the fashion and art and there is always high anticipation of the experience both on and off the runway. San Francisco’s Ballerina Doll Ms. Caroline Rocher, a veteran with Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns for a third year in response to the high demand for her presence and FOTS is very excited to have visual artist Kristine Mays who is known for ‘breathing life into wire’.

A partial list of sponsors and supporters include The W Hotel San Francisco, 510 Media, theREGISTRYBayArea.com, FashionXChange Magazine, Fairmont Hotel, MoAD Vanguard, Imagine Affairs, Mandarin Hotel, Talbot Teas, Vera Bradley and the Olive Street Agency.

View FOTS Event Schedule