The latest work, created by some of San Francisco’s newest artists, and designers, is thoughtfully presented at Academy of Art University Atelier, a new retail environment located at 79 New Montgomery Street (between Jesse and Mission Streets). The new gallery features the curated work of Academy of Art University students, alumni and faulty and offers … Read more
Hard at work on our Spring 11 collection production. The process of laying out our patterns and cutting fabric is actually quite exhausting. But as indie designers, there are just somethings you have to do yourselves, and we really prefer to do this critical step in-house. Upside is a zen-like vibe from working with the materials and having as much … Read more
Don’t miss out on gr.dano Spring 2011 Preview. There will be a live model exhibit bringing looks from our collection. The Exclusive Press/ Blogger Preview guest lineup includes Polyvore, 7×7 Magazine, SF Indie Fashion and The Chic Spy. The event will be open to the public during our Industry Preview from 7:30 p.m. – 9 … Read more
gr.dano shares the same headline as Hermes on the Los Angeles Times. See Full-length.
Rose Apodaca features the event on her blog, La Vie En Rose. Click here to view.
Who will you be for Halloween? Perhaps, Karl Lagerfeld or Coco Chanel.
Spring/ Summer 2011 collection can now be viewed on gr.dano.com.
SF Indie Fashion features our Spring/ Summer 2011 collection. Comprised of four groups, the latest from San Francisco designers Brian Scheyer and Jill Giordano continues the label’s love affair with clean, uncluttered lines and playfully architectural shapes, but does it with a decidedly laid-back attitude that goes hand-in-hand with spring and summer adventures. Read More…
The morning of Brian and Jill’s first day away, I woke up at 6 A.M. I took a deep breath, prayed everything would go smoothly and ate a king size chocolate bar. For the entire 10 days they were gone to New York and L.A., I could only think of words followed by statements or … Read more
This past week was a busy one with school, work, and of course interning. Today marks the day of Jill and Brian’s return from their trip to L.A. and New York. While they were out of town, I was in charge of a few things. I have to admit that managing my own responsibilities as … Read more
Get a sneak peek of gr.dano Spring/ Summer 2011 collection as the crew talk behind the scenes of the photo shoot.
Designer Brian Scheyer poses with models wearing staples from gr.dano Fall/ Winter 2010 collection for Flutter: A September Night’s Dream during Macy’s Fashion’s Night Out. The stylists used Macy’s accessories giving gr.dano a hip, rocker edge. “They [stylists] could use anything in Macy’s,” said Owen Buenaventura,Creative Director of Flutter. Other local designers present were DCEPTION, Phuong … Read more
The Tierney coat from our Fall 2010 Collection is showcased in the fashion short film, Catch and Release. Check out the film here.
This past week we celebrated our role as one of the seven 2010 Style Makers in San Francisco. The event was hosted by 7×7 magazine and held at Saks Fifth Avenue. Our friends came out to support wearing gr.dano. Photos: Shaneia Caldwell
JENNIFER PULLOCK- 7X7 Online Editor Jennifer wears the Loni dress at the 2010 Style Makers Event held at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Saturday nights are always long nights for me working as a server at The Cheesecake Factory. I usually get home around 2:30 a.m. and just sleep in the next morning. But not this Sunday, I had to meet Jill and Brian at the studio at 8:30 a.m. for their Spring 2011 photo shoot. I knew … Read more
In preparation for the gr.dano spring 2011 photo shoot, I was asked by Jill to accompany Brian to gather some fabulous shoes for the shoot. I will be honest with you, I am not a shoe person and I still strive to put the perfect outfit together from head to toe for events and special … Read more
Join us at Macy’s Downtown Union Square in SF on Friday, September 10 for Flutter: A September Night’s Fashion Dream. Alongside of other Bay Area designers, we will be showcasing some of our new Fall ’10 Collection. The event will be held at Macy’s Impulse Department, 3rd Floor from 6 – 9 p.m. Hope to see you there.
This week the 2010 Style Council introduced us as one of the seven style makers in San Francisco. According to the 7×7 article, “style makers who represent the SF aesthetic at its finest— from classic with a twist, to high-design retro, to cutting-edge modern.” Click here to read full article.
Designer Jill Giordano goes to the sewing factory to drop off an order of Spring 2010 styles to have made for A-List celebrities.
During the first couple of months of interning for Jill, I noticed that a normal day at the studio meant working anywhere between 10-15 hours a day, 6 to 7 days a week. I always waited for that “break,” when Jill would tell me that she would take a week off from all of her … Read more
We love the dark textures and style of American Writer/ Illustrator Edward Gorey. We even used his work as inspiration for our Fall/ Winter 2008 collection. Photos: Google Images
When we have to stay a night or two in Los Angeles, there are three to four hotels we usually stay at. The Farmer’s Daughter is one of them. It’s a really charming yet hip boutique hotel in the Fairfax area of West Hollywood. It’s location is directly across from CBS studios and LA Farmer’s Market- hence it’s name. … Read more
Anna Paquin – Actress Anna Paquin wears the Mya dress in her photoshoot for Venice Magazine.
We are featured on Style.com (Gr.dano and Co. Celebrate California Style) with biennial showcase Fashion Curator Rose Apodaca. “Gr.dano, suffice it to say, made the cut, joining the ranks of designers like Rodarte and Phillip Lim, who have shown in the biennial in years past. The line is the work of San Francisco designers and … Read more
Piper Lee Cook – Account Supervisor Piper is wearing the Reina Dress at the JEAN PAUL GAULTIER LE MALE PARTY at Barbershop Lounge in Boston.
The great thing about starting to get a lot of press and exposure is that you begin to get the attention of both stylists and celebrities. The other day we got an email from our publicist stating that more than a few celebrities were interested in gr.dano. So we had a special order of three top Spring ’10 … Read more
Being a vegetarian, Café Gratitude is the one restaurant where I can pick anything off of the menu…which makes deciding so hard. Everything is amazing and healthy. Afterwards, you feel energized for the rest of the day. For locations and hours, click here. Photo: Courtesy of Café Gratitude
We are featured in the LA TImes (California Design Biennial: Maverick Spirit) along with other honorees of the California Design Biennial. “One of Apodaca’s newest discoveries is gr.dano, by San Francisco-based designer Brian Scheyer and Jill Giordano, who teaches pattern making at the Academy of Art. The clothes, many of them in jersey, have a … Read more
Join us as we celebrate our launch in Los Angeles in honor of our participation in the California Design Biennial.