With the December THREAD Show right around the corner, San Diego fashion enthusiasts are eagerly researching their style, making their must-have lists and doing their shopping stretches. And, let's face it: trying on True Religions for size, and lunging across the room to reduce the truth, aren't exactly the worst pastimes for San Diego shopping addicts.
Although designer denim is a staple on THREAD San Diego shopping lists this season, the rest of the wardrobe remains a mystery. Who are the top designers at THREAD? Who will showcase the best accessories? What item is a holiday-must-have? Calm down restless shoppers, trust your pending questions to DiscoverSD.com and keep your stress level size-centric.
In anticipation of THREAD San Diego on December 2, 2007, DiscoverSD.com spotlights top THREAD designer: Micha.
Q: Where are you from?
A: Germany - Berlin
Q: How will you be involved with the December THREAD show?
I will have a lot interesting designs at the show, and this time I will even have earrings, bracelets, and lots of man jewelry! I am really excited to show my reinvented wallet chain designs, called "jeans bling." And, I will tell everybody about my new online store at designbymicha.com, so guests can shop later if they can't make a decision at the show.
Q: Tell us about your designs. What are your favorite pieces? What materials do you use? What makes your designs unique?
A: Because I have so many different styles, I have more then just one favorite piece – but right now I am crazy about my wallet chain designs for girls and guys, my jeans bling.
I use any kind of material you can imagine. It can be a plant pot décor item, lace, felt, wood, hardware, vintage beads, and broaches, ropes, and all kind of chains - you name it!
My jewelry designs are all one-of-a-kind conversational pieces – they definitely draw attention. If you enter a room wearing a Micha design piece, people will see it before they see you!
Q: which designers/artists are your inspirations?
A: I'm not really inspired by a specific designer; it's more the material I work with. Of course I check magazines for upcoming trends, and I go back to Berlin twice a year and observe what's going on there. And, let me tell you - there is a lot cool stuff going on in Berlin!
Q: what recent fashion trends do you love?
A: Bold colors and lengthy socks with boots
Q: What fashion trends do you despise the most?
A: Half tops with surf company logos on them, and ugg boots.
Q: if you only had one day left on earth, what would you be wearing?
A: My "Eve" costume, and hopefully I would not be alone. . .
Q: what emerging trends should San Diegans keep an eye out for?
A: Pulse warmers in every color and material, and Micha "jeans bling."
Q: Do you think this December's THREAD show will be better than ever?
A: Yes, because people will come to shop for the holidays, and THREAD is getting more and more known for its unique exhibitors.
Q: What are your favorite San Diego boutiques?
A: I don't really shop in specific boutiques. I get my clothes from everywhere. I love the hunt for a not-so-pricy cool looking garment, and I go home and see what outfit I can come up with! That's the creative fun process! And it also lets you develop your own style instead of buying every thing ready assembled in a boutique. Then, I spice it up with a piece of my jewelry and some boots or high heels!
Q: when you're in San Diego, where can we find you?
A: Pretty much all over. I am all about variety, and I like to cruise around. Lately, I start at the Starlite Lounge or Tractor Room and then cruise over to where ever a fashion event is held to network, and later on I will be on the dance floor of Beauty Bar, Red C Lounge, Candelas, Airport Lounge, or the Ivy.
Q: Anything else you'd like fashion fans to know?
A: Be not afraid to go with your own instincts and develop your own style!
Are you THREADucated? Read the details on the December THREAD Show here.
Are you addicted to style? Read additional THREAD designer interviews here.