A month ago we got an email from our amazingly artistic friend Cynthia Toops inviting us to a party with a World of WearableArt (WOW) theme. The WOW is a wonderful yearly design competition organized by a group in New Zealand where folks create incredibly unique, fanciful, crazy pieces of…well…wearable art! I can’t recommend it enough – so many fascinating designs! If you click the link above, I promise you won’t regret it.
For the party, each guest was asked to create their own Wearable Art piece to show off. I have to admit, we were a bit daunted after seeing some of the over-the-top WOW pieces, but decided to take this on as our own version of the Unconventional Materials Challenge from Project Runway – out absolute favorite challenge. We both pondered concepts and I think our designs turned out pretty darned impressively!
Anner chose to use keyboard keys for her creation and settled on the idea of making herself a “gun belt and holster” with a pen as her gun and the keys making the belt. She entitled it ‘Words Are My Weapons’ and ROCKED it!
Anybody else see a bit of Han Solo coming through??
Me, I found some decks of playing cards which I cut up and shaped to make my ‘Double Decker Croupier Vest’. Two decks = double decker. Yep, we’re oh-so-clever that way.
Not bad, eh? I think we definitely stood out at the party. We weren’t alone, of course. Want to see a few of the other pieces folks created?
Overall, a fine first showing for us Wearable Art newbies. Wonder what it’ll inspire next???