Antique planes soar over head, edgy models give the winding runway a punk stomp, sunlit cocktails flow seamlessly through the smiling crowd; the dernier cri of independent fashion floats about the circular frame with whimsical flair. Such is the nostalgic rage of young THREAD San Diego at the old venue: Air and Space Museum at Balboa Park.
THREAD San Diego is growin' up, now setting the picturesque Sheraton Hotel Harbor Island into cultural upheaval in the name of fashion and urban lifestyle. And, it all goes down on Sunday, August 17 from 11am to 6pm, unleashing upon San Diego a fresh index of designers, avant garde entertainment, lifestyle luxuries, and VIP lounges. Hit THREADShow.com to get your pre-sale tickets.
We may assume the approaching autumn season means: fires, school, and the end of all Sunday Funday summer parties. And, for the most part, that is the sad truth. But, there is one upside to the advent of our new season: fall fashion. Spring into autumn mode and mold your new wardrobe with the latest in urban style - from coats to club get-ups and enough jaunty accessories to keep you clad until "winter" arrives.
THREAD is the leading independent fashion and lifestyle event, with stops across the world, from San Diego to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle, Miami, and Bristol, UK. This shopping event thrives on the passion of Alex Matthews and Lara Matthews, the brother-sister duo dedicated to discovering the next best independent designers and showcasing their cutting-edge trends in an all-eccentric all-embracing urban party atmosphere.
Dumpster art and sub-text pop?
If you don't know what it means, it's probably something way beyond your average arena of cool, and therefore something you definitely want to check out.
DiscoverSD.com presents the signature Fieldtrip Live Art Show with an eco-friendly twist: a conscious lack-of-canvas, with five artists painting live on two huge dumpsters outside the THREAD tent. Check out Fieldtrip Live Art Show party photos here. Inside the tent, your independent source for all things literature, Subtext, will host a Pop Up Book Store, adding some literary culture to your stylish lifestyle.
Lounge and sip
From an art adorned social center to a poolside party, THREAD has weary shoppers covered with three areas for lounging.
DiscoverSD.com hosts a luxury lounge inside the THREAD tent with ultra-mod Plush Impressions furniture, an Absolut Vodka bar with all the mixings, a Fieldtrip Live Art Show gallery, and body-painted gals and guys sporting the latest in impromptu Fieldtrip fashions. Also check out the URB pool party lounge outside the tent - brand new - and the 944 Magazine lounge, celebrating their 5th birthday along with THREAD. Guests can also grab Absolut and Cruzen Rum cocktails at additional bars around the tent.
Dance and run-away
THREAD jump starts the day with rotating runway fashion shows and dance demonstrations. Check out runway shows at 12noon, 2pm, 4pm, and 5pm. And make sure to check out the Nacu Dance Show taking over the main stage with breakdance moves at 1pm, and 3pm. All THREAD dance and run-away entertainment is set to the beats of DJhere Productions sponsored DJ artists.
Pamper and stimulate
It's a coiffure crime to go un-punked at THREAD. Start off your day with a punk-over 'do from Fresh Urban Hair Salon. Fresh, located in North Park, along with local makeup artists, will be doing the stylings for the runway fashion shows.
THREAD San Diego unveils the top up and coming designers from all over Southern California - enabling you to snag the chic samples before the mainstream consumes the independent.
DiscoverSD Insider Picks - click the designer names for full-feature profiles and product photos.
Giacini Atelier - San Diego handbag designer: giaciniatelier.com
Inkstain Apparel - San Diego t-shirt company: inkstainapparel.com
Elisa Gonsalves Design - Jewelry designer: elisagonsalves.com
NACU Clothing - San Diego t-shirt company: teamnacu.com
- Nacu is also doing a breakdance showcase at THREAD
THREAD Show August 2008 is coming to San Diego on Sunday, August 17 at the Sheraton Harbor Island 11am to 6pm. The shopping event may end at 6pm, but the URB pool party picks up outside with sunset cocktails from 6-8pm. Visit THREADShow.com to grab your pre-sale tickets, and save a few extra bucks for fall fashion.
Check out San Diego designer profiles and photo galleries from the September and December shows in 2007, and the April show in 2008.