Emily Payne’s Fall Show in San Francisco

30th September

Did you catch our post on Emily Payne’s NYFW show? Well, her PROJKT Maiden Lane show for San Francisco Fashion Week was even more exciting!

Emily showed her edgy pieces created with luxurious fabrics, and the outerwear is just perfect for fall – not to mention how well it all fits in with that urban San Francisco vibe. I loved seeing garments worn by woman in New York donned this time by men and vice versa. It proves that the collection is truly gender fluid.

A velvet hoodie jacket with a dreamy Monet-like print was my absolute favorite! I love the way the zipper starts at the middle, leaving the bottom half open for ease of movement.

Emily Payne, San Francisco Fashion Week

Photography by Charles Schoenberger

And here are more glimpses of the show, not to mention a few fun ‘backstage” moments…

Before the Show

The runway was on Maiden Lane behind Britex Fabrics (the Mood of San Francisco), where Emily used to work. I got there early to see what goes on behind the scenes and caught a glimpse of the red carpet in delicious anticipation – what a dramatic and romantic touch.

Runway of PROJKT Maiden Lane

I also got to follow Emily’s collaborator, artist Lance Victor Moore backstage to see his custom-made masks up close. The two middle pieces are a set, but the rest are all completely original – and fabulous!

Masks by Lance Victor Moore

Emily’s line was still on hangers, and oh, wouldn’t I like to have that wardrobe!

Emily before the SFFW show

Emily preparing for the show with her husband Isaac behind her

The Runway!

Once the show started, it was pure magic! The piece pictured below drew gasps from the crowd…and this crowd didn’t seem like the gasping type.

Emily Payne SFFW at PROJKT Maiden Lane, 2016 - 2

Photo by Charles Schoenberger

I didn’t get to see in New York this asymmetrical piece, all in black. Truly unique and eye-catching!

Emily Payne at PROJKT Maiden Lane, 2016

Photo by Charles Schoenberger

And here’s the unexpected back of it, with a cool contrasting fabric.

Emily Payne's design, PROJKT Maiden Lane, 2016-9

Photo by Charles Schoenberger

If you prefer more subtle asymmetry, this glitter jacket is also a beauty!

Emily Payne during SFFW

Photo by Charles Schoenberger


Now I have to fill you in on those masks! Here are close-ups of Lance Victor Moore‘s “punk rock” pieces made of natural materials for Emily’s collection: a nautical-themed mask with gold shells (left below), one with a Nordic feel made of coyote bones and rabbit fur (center), and an antler mask using branches to look like stag horns with silver leaf, leather, and chrome. Stunning!

Masks by Lance Victor Moore

Photography by Charles Schoenberger

I also want to mention something else that’s really cool about Emily’s streetwear line: it can be worn with sneakers to kick around the city or heels to dine out – or anything in between.

Emily Payne SFFW

Wristbands made by Lance. Photo by Charles Schoenberger

A couple of times I recently saw Emily, she was wearing a cropped trouser (like the one below) that hits just below the knee. I love the look on both women and men and am thinking that I’d love to style some with heels and a long tunic or cardi. They are so uniquely Emily!

Emily Payne at PROJKT Maiden Lane, 2016 - 5

Photo by Charles Schoenberger

Of course, the dress below is still a favorite of mine, and it looks awesome with the jacket – swooning!

Emily Payne at PROJKT Maiden Lane, 2016 - 8

Photography by Charles Schoenberger

In concluding, I want to share with you the show finale to give you one last glimpse of a fabulous collection.

Video by Charles Schoenberger

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mini show of Emily Payne‘s Leather Tongue collection. I felt so honored to be able to share it. Which are your favorite looks?

Janea at Britex, SFFW

At Britex Fabrics in rich anticipation of the show.

xo, janea



4 responses to “Emily Payne’s Fall Show in San Francisco”

  1. Gelleesh says:

    Those are really cool pieces. And what I like most about the collection is that they’re really edgy but also wearable! 😀


  2. Mónica Sors says:

    Wow, interesting 😉
    Mónica Sors


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