Birds of a Feather: Michael Cepress at the Fremont Solstice Parade

Michael Cepress - Paper Fashion

Paper Fashion by Michael Cepress. Photo by Michelle Moore.

Michael Cepress is totally a local treasure.  In the half decade since Michael and I were both MFA candidates at the University of Washington, he has admirably forged his own path as a designer of men’s couture in Seattle, a city where people wear jeans and hoodies to the opera.  Currently operating a retail store at 417 E Loretta (next door to the Pretty Parlor) in Capitol Hill, Michael has recently sent out a call for leads on a new studio space in the neighborhood where he can concentrate on making clothes without maintaining a storefront.

He would also like to invite you join his flock of extravagantly attired “birds,” slated to strut its collective stuff at this year’s Fremont Solstice Parade:

Join the flock, craft your own bird costume, take the streets with a dance of life! Summer! Friendship! Art and love!

All are welcome! Join our parties to gather ideas and make your own wonderful costume for the parade.

Here’s an image Michael recently posted on Facebook to get the creative juices flowing:

Michael Cepress - Flock of Birds

Michael Cepress. "The Tailored Bird." Costume idea for Fremont Solstice Parade, 5/21/2010.

Yes, those are duck spats.  If this sketch is any indication of things to come, I think it’s a pretty safe bet that Michael’s birds are going to upstage the hell out of some naked bike riders in the very near future.  Email him to find out more about getting involved.

~ by emilypothast on June 6, 2010.

One Response to “Birds of a Feather: Michael Cepress at the Fremont Solstice Parade”

  1. The man is from Wisconsin. How can he not have good taste?

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