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Monthly Maker Spotlight: Sherry Koyama of Harumi K

Sherry Koyama is the designer of the Oakland-based womenswear line Harumi K. All Harumi K designs are very versatile and transition easily from work to play. 

The Harumi K line is designed for the modern woman that wants to look great, be comfortable, and has a million things to do in a day.  Sherry's goal is to make women feel confident and comfortable when wearing her flattering, sleek designs. Each of her pieces melds seamlessly into an existing wardrobe. Sherry personally test drives each style herself before producing it. Harumi K is designed in Sherry's home studio near Resurrect and manufactured in the San Francisco Bay Area to help support the local economy as much as possible.

Sherry is a graduate of the pattern-making program at Apparel Arts and has degrees in Art and Psychology from UC Davis. She is also the Co-Founder of the Oakland Fashion Network, a networking group for fashion designers and industry professionals. Check out the Oakland Fashion Network website to learn more! The Oakland Fashion Network will be having a fashion show and holiday shopping event at Apparel Arts, in downtown Oakland this Friday Dec. 4th from 6-9pm. The event will coincide with Oakland’s First Fridays Art Murmur and you can buy tickets here!

We are so thrilled to have Harumi K designs in the shop and have Sherry as our neighbor! Stop in soon to see Sherry's line in person or check out her website to read more.

Sherry Koyama is pictured in the bottom photo at the far left at a recent OFN fashion show with her models.

Monthly Maker Spotlight: Desiree Salas Designs

This month we are featuring one of our favorite Oakland clothing designers, Desiree Salas. Desiree is an incredible designer that has been designing clothing for 10 years.  Her current line consists of vintage-inspired, feminine women’s clothing in bright floral or animal inspired prints that are designed for every season. All of her clothing is designed and sewn right here in Oakland, CA! Two of her signature pieces and best sellers are a dark denim 70's inspired wrap skirt and a 1940's inspired A-line wrap dress (see photos below).  Women of all sizes comment on how flattering the fit of her clothing is and how well the garments are sewn.

While not working on her clothing line, Desiree helps her husband run Cole Coffee, another locally owned Oakland business, which is a must to check out. Stop by Resurrect to see and try on her designs in person or you can check out her website to find her vending at local art fairs and events throughout the Bay Area. 

Desiree in her element!


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