1: Rachel Goodwin - Ice Crystal | 2: Lorna Modeen - The Black Swan
The opening section, Olde Worlde, featured dramatic corsetry and even more dramatic head wear. Six designers took inspiration from history - be that through fictional characters, cities, countries or even their old clothes. Many of the designers used recycled materials and upcycling techniques which added depth and stories to the work which require to be told alongside the performances.Highlights for us included Torid Bick's costume for the character of Papagena in a futeristic futuristic staging of the magic flute.
The Technology section had a smaller number of designers but still packed a punch. Lighting and sound accompanied the pieces perfectly. Taking inspiration from science, technology and alien beings the final outfits were structured, surreal and down right stunning. All of the designs were very impressive but we loved the how the performance of Ana Ines Jabares-Pita's work fit with the piece. Helen shot a video of it while live tweeting for Dundee Wearable Art so you can see it in action.
TL: Morag Nowell - Ship Ahoy | TR: Rose Hall - Renewal | BL: Ana Ines Jabares-Pita - IGNIS | BR: Alisa Edwards - POWER DRESSING
1: Iona Godfrey-Faussett - Spiral of the Shell and Gabrielle von Waldburg - Deep Sea Diva | 2: Rhiannon Wright - Ravens/Crows | 3: Joanna Hall - Between Worlds
1: Morag Taylor - Chrysalis Pupa | 2: Irene Blair - Tattie Sack Dress | 3: Kirsty Dalton - Enties | 4: Jill Skulina - Perfect Mother and Jude Barns - She Scrubs Up Well
We can't wait till next years show, and may even have a go ourselves at making some wearable art of our own. And huge thanks to Leona of Fluph for letting Helen crash her VIP table to get some better photos. But if you want some really good images of the work, head on over to the Dundee Wearable Art page.
Yuka Kishi - The Captain America