Best Local Designer - 2013
Jarred Garza's Brannan Street boutique and studio is one of San Francisco's hidden gems. Although you'd never guess it from looking at his clothes, Garza has a background in designing costumes for the circus and Burning Man. These days, he's taking a more subtle approach, crafting cocktail dresses from upcycled vintage fabrics. But don't think he's lost his edge — Garza likes to manipulate the line between masculine and feminine in his work, and will customize a design to fit anyone's figure.