Article by Andrea Krystine
This September I made an appearance at THREAD -- "a curated showcase of the best emerging, trend forecasting, style breaking, genre bending fashion designers, and the music and art that rock their world " -- that came back to visit San Diego, it's original launch pad.
Founded by Lara Matthews in 2003, THREAD offers indie artists and fashion designers a platform, or "hot spot", to represent their goods. What once began as small, casual trunk shows in Lara's backyard became THREAD - a successful fashion and lifestyle event. And at 8 years old it keeps on kickin' in cities like Seattle, the OC, Frisco, and LA!
To paint for you the aesthetics: Beautiful people, 40-some vendors, chandeliers, live wall art by Art Kills Artists, mannequin bodies, and a green runway featuring models adorned in the latest in fall's fashions.
What I loved about THREAD this year was not only the cocktail sampling (yums), but how they incorporated local restaurants through NOSH... and did I mention they had Eco Fashion in the house?
Earrings made from fused (recycled) plastic shopping bags (white and green) that have been cut into shapes inspired by a peacock feather, then carefully hand-stitched to one another by Emily Grace Suitcase
100% Organic Cotton Men's Tanks and Tees by Neopolitan Clothing
Hip n Verde's Cross Body Totes made of Recycled fabrics, and heavyweight cotton canvas. All handmade in Costa Rico and dawned with exclusive recycled paper beads that are individually hand rolled.
Organic Tees by Pahana Clothing
Amazing reused, repurposed, and recycled vintage creative pieces by Lizzy B