A fashion expression of San Francisco freedom and creativity fueled Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s fall collection. Slim, tea-length dresses sectioned into collagelike panels of hand-beaded and hand-painted guipure lace with floral and bird accents were dreamy examples of the designers’ imaginative eveningwear with a homespun touch. Other pretty dresses featured a single sleeve with bodices and skirts traced in pink, black and burgundy or pink ruffles. The daydream was interrupted, however, by clunky ruffled leather pieces (jackets, belts, gloves); garishly colored long-haired goat jackets, and weird boots that stretched up the calf in cutouts and brown ruffles. Many of the fabrics fell short of the quality needed to pull off the look. In the end, this San Francisco story was a tale of two cities.