THREADS JC guest blog post on JC Register

Thanks to JCregister for inviting me as a guest blogger to write about the fashion event last weekend in Jersey City! JCregister is a great resource for events, news, and goings on around Jersey City, and I was honored to contribute! Thanks, Del!

This was my write-up:

Threads: Wearable Art Fashion Show was a fashion show and lecture presented at the Jersey City Museum on Sunday February 24th, 2008 focused on artists and ideas surrounding the use of technology and non-traditional materials in fashion.

Many local artists were involved, and the atmosphere was electric.

The event was free, and open to the public, drawing enough of a crowd that people were turned away at the door for fire safety concerns! The show was sponsored by _gaia studio, an organization that supports local artists, and featured 20 artists and designers.

The first half of the show began with presentations by Despina Papadopoulos, designer and director of Studio 5050 (, and Nora Abousteit and Benedikta von Karaisl, founders of, a popular Open Source sewing community featuring free tutorials and copyright-free sewing patterns.

The wearable designs ranged from tongue-in-cheek to practical, and the artist talk at the start of the show generated interesting talking points during a Q&A session.

The show was followed by a reception inside the lobby of the museum, and an after party held at Bar Majestic on Grove Street.

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