The Georgia Museum of Art will host a day of events on April 3 that bring together important parts of what will be highlighted during Thinc week as well. Start-ups are in fashion, in more ways than one:
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present a free lecture by Spoonflower cofounder Stephen Fraser April 3 at 11 a.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium.
Spoonflower is a web-based digital printing company that allows users to design, print and sell their own fabric, wallpaper, decals and gift wrap, as well as browse and purchase the designs of others.
Prior to launching Spoonflower, Fraser worked as a consultant for Internet start-ups and served as marketing director for Lulu.com, a print-on-demand book publishing company, from its 2002 launch through 2006. He is also the co-author of an upcoming book on designing fabric, scheduled to be published by Abrams Books in the fall of 2014. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina.
That evening, beginning at 8:45 as part of Museum Mix, the museum's thrice-yearly late-night art party, Athens Fashion Collective will present spring collections from six regional designers: Sanni Baumgartner (Community Service), Shawna Lea Maranville, Amy Flurry and Nikki Nye (Paper-Cut-Project), potter Rebecca Wood and Megan Huntz (Megan Huntz Dresses).
And don't miss the DJ event following the fashion show. Paper-Cut-Project and Athens Fashion Collective feature lovely wife of the blog and great friend of the Franklin College, Mrs. Amy Flurry.