San Diego's top independent fashion event, THREAD Show, is making its way back to San Diego this September. And as the official media sponsor of THREAD, DiscoverSD.com has the inside scoop on who's who at this season's show.
DiscoverSD.com spotlights top THREAD designer: Kingly Coverings. From trends to inspirations and the current state of San Diego fashion: take a peek beneath Kingly Coverings.
Q: Where are you from?
A: San Diego, born and raised.
Q: How will you be involved with this year's San Diego THREAD show?
A: We are clothing exhibitors; we will have our newest line available to the public for its first showing. The line is called "Growing Wild: in a tame atmosphere. Spring 2007."
Q: Tell us about your designs. What are your favorite pieces? What materials do you use? What makes your designs unique?
A: Our designs are fresh and full of meaning. We try to offer meaning in a meaningless world. Our favorite piece of the moment is called "Wild Honey," a cotton blend, v-neck, fashion-forward t-shirt. It has 3 colors, oversized front print, kingly across the chest, pinstripes to jazz it up, and a two-color heart outline to keep things in perspective.
Dangerous is quoted saying, "the best we have to offer." At any rate, life just wouldn't be as flavorful without "Wild Honey." Label me this, label me that, the back of this grand tee is the label I proudly carry. At the moment we also offer hats, jumpers, t-shirts and that sort. Most of our products are made from cotton, and only the finest at that.
Q: Which designers/artists are your inspirations?
A: Bono, the D-Boys, the fellas at Iron Fist, Shepard Fairey, and most importantly, the clean Fella who thought the whole universe up.
Q: What recent fashion trends do you love? What do you despise the most?
A: I was just talking to my wife about this. One rumor going around is that popped collars are no longer in style. And that's just the thing; I never did it to be in style, I couldn't wear polos any other way. In other words, I love it. I also love illustrated artwork and I am really fond of street, urban art making its way into high-end fashion. I despise gigantic t-shirts, butt-tight male jeans, and I am very fond of pullover, hoodless sweatshirts. I am well looking forward to the weather cooling down so Kingly's new sweatshirt, "Smoothness By Kingly," can make its way into my wardrobe.
Q: What do you think about San Diego fashion?
A: San Diego is the home of many small start-up clothing companies that have gone massive. That should say enough about San Diego fashion. San Diego is home, 619 love.
Q: If you only had one day left on earth, what would you be wearing?
A: A Kingly Coverings pro-fitted hat, no shirt, my Decline sneakers, and classic Levis. I might try to take my wife's Dior sunglasses to sport for my long awaited farewell to planet earth.
Q: What emerging trends should San Diegans keep an eye out for?
A: Kingly Coverings, a girl poet called Oraia, Exist 1981, shirts off, and beautiful, sassy little girls who are just as beautiful on the inside. You can find all of this at our favorite shop, Future of Style on 5th Ave. in the Gaslamp.
Q: Do you think this year's THREAD show will be better than ever?
A: Positively, yes. We are all growing together and our momentum is picking up.
Q: What are your favorite San Diego boutiques?
A: Future of Style, and all other future stockists of Kingly.
Q: When you're in San Diego, where can we find you? (What restaurants, bars & nightclubs, etc)
A: Nowhere. Too low-pro to mention. If you know any spots and want to share, please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!
Support Kingly Coverings and other top designers at THREAD Show, San Diego, September 9th at the Aerospace Museum in Balboa Park.
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