Urban Threads Walks The Runway At The Red Dress Collection

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I’ve actually been holding off on sharing this little story that happened back in February ’til we had some photos to share, and I’m happy we finally get to tell you a bit about a fun little project that the Blackthorn designs were involved in.

Late last year, we were happy to take on a new member of the crew to help us back in the sewing room. As well as running four industrial machines like a pro, he also happens to be Tim of our local fashion dream team TIM + THOM.  It was just too darn tempting not to get involved with Tim’s fashion magic at some point, and that came with the opportunity of the Red Dress Collection here in Minneapolis. Tim designed a gorgeous dress for the event, complete with a glam jacket with a touch of elegant embroidery on the back.

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Recognise it? He mirrored two of the interlocking border Blackthorn designs to create a subtle suggestion of a lace heart, stitching it in gorgeous tone-on-tone. The light designs really complemented the sheer areas of the rest of the dress, and brought a nice bit of unexpected drama to the back.

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The full coat can be removed to reveal chic little red dress underneath, showcasing a similar full silhouette and sheer fabric.

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This subtle embroidered detail walked the runway on the night of the big show, which I got to attend in person as my first fashion show! It was so cool to see a tiny piece of UT stitching up there with all the flash and glamour, and great to see both Tim and his brother Thom up there showcasing their amazing work in local fashion.

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This is of course the only photo evidence I can find that I attended, and I’m not even looking at the camera! Oh well. The night really belonged to the designers, and we’re so honored to have such a talent helping us around the studio. I’m secretly (or not so secretly now, I guess) hoping I get to work with Tim again on even more embroidered projects, because his TIM + THOM studio is doing really fun things.

Congrats, Tim, on your amazing designs and mad skills, and we’re always happy to contribute some threads to a fashionable cause. We can’t wait to see what you do next, especially if it involves embroidery. 😉

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7 Responses to “Urban Threads Walks The Runway At The Red Dress Collection”

  1. 1
    timewrinkler says:

    You look fabulous in that photo! Nice work here…looks like it was fun!

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    MAD14kt says:

    The red is awesome…WELL DONE! 🙂

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    Donna Hassell says:

    Incredible! Striking!

  4. 4
    Keri says:

    What an INCREDIABLE use for your embroidery! The Red Dress Project is a wonderful event and the pieces turned put beautiful. While I know you allow for personal use and limited use for sale of your designs, when using for runway or classroom use, what are your limits? I ask as I have just started at Fashion school and had been planning on applying my use and knowledge of embroidery to designs and UT has always been my go-to digitizer for on-the-edge and modern designs.

    K in Seattle

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    HS SMITH says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I would buy and wear that beauty in a Florida minute.
    Great job, guys! Onward and upward!

  6. 6
    Betsy says:

    What a disappointment–not the dress, but the only photo of the group featured, that would open, was the last one! I had blue question marks on all of the others. Is there anything I need to do on my end?

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    Vivian says:

    Love the dress and the pics…I will be taking the suggestions to some of the tops I am working on!! Thanks!

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