Wearable Art is not about fashion. Wearable Art is primarily concerned with using components and techniques not traditionally, or typically, associated with clothing, fashion or haute couture. It is about exploring unusual design concepts and creating wearable items using non-traditional materials and construction methods. This exhibition features work from across Canada and as far away as Alaska and Estonia.
Wearable Art showcases artisans whose fanciful, intricate and at times mischievous work debuted at the 1st Saskatchewan Wearable Art Gala held in Saskatoon on October 26, 2013. Influenced by wearable art shows such as the World of Wearable Art Show in New Zealand and the Wearable Art Awards in Port Moody, BC, this exhibition is a vibrant and dynamic example of the wearable art scene.
In conjunction with the Saskatchewan Prairie Light Photography Festival, a province wide photography event, Wearable Art also features dramatic photographs of the works worn by Flamenco dancers and models at the Gala.