Gone are the days when masterpieces are glorified in museum halls. These days, art can be appreciated even in the clothes you wear and the accessories that go with them. These are called wearable art and they are created by the artistic hands of people who are enamored with weaving, felting, pleating, knitting, crocheting, handpainting, dyeing, quilting, beading, printing, drawing, and the like to create bold statements that people can flaunt on their bodies.
There is an increasing interest in this kind of functional art in the last two decades. Many craftsmen are emerging and showing what they can do with some fabric, beads, paint, and other materials; even more so, people are more inclined towards parading wearable art not just on the catwalk but on the streets as well.
Wearable art are now being more prominently featured in shops and boutiques, and even in department stores. Also, major craft fairs are opening bigger doors for artists and consumers alike.
Moreover, many colleges and universities are adding courses in wearable art so that more students can explore the countless possibilities of this unique craft. The academe even sponsor workshops and seminars so that master craftsmen can pass on their techniques to the younger generation.
Claire Jane makes wearable art pieces, such as handbags and hair fascinators from the world around her, inspiring her daily. Custom wearable art pieces can also be ordered to be inspired by you, and designed by Claire Jane.