Wearable Art 7: Photos from the runway

Artists use humans as movable canvases once again in Dunedin.

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Joshua Veasey used textile manipulation through various knotting, crocheting and knitting techniques.
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Ivan's inspiration comes from painting realistic and abstract textures on the human form.
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Monica Londoño, born in Colombia, appreciates forms that emulate nature. In her collection, she celebrated the hand form with rubber gloves placed in a series.
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Kaitlyn Lynch, from Palm Harbor, meticulously constructed ensembles from pieces of paper.
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Kathleen and Rocky Bridges use mixed media and found objects such as paper, metal, and fabric to construct their look.
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Johnson Hunt calls her craft eco-Couture, assembling pieces from a water membrane, recyclable materials, soil and grass.
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Leah Renee Pecoraro showed one of the most interesting, imaginative collections of the evening. Her designs are influenced by fine arts, cultures and intricate theatrical installations. She combines found objects, recycled materials and rich text role fabrics to create her "wearable oddities."
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Performer Artist Alice Ferrulo 1Performance Artist Alice Ferrulo


Rogerio Martins, a Wearable Arts veteran, used the seven deadly sins as inspiration for his recent designs, the Envy Collection.
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The seventh annual Wearable Art pre-party and fashion show took place in Dunedin on Saturday night. The event, sponsored by the Dunedin Fine Art Center, featured work by Joshua Veasey, Johnson Hunt, Ivan, Monica Londoño, Rocky Bridges and Kathleen Bridges, Kaitlyn Lynch, Leah Renee Pecoraro and Rogerio Martins.

The Tarpon Springs-based hula act Hoop Angels opened the show with a glow-in-the-dark swirl of synchronized moves. The athletic and attractive female performers spun hoops on their necks and hips (for more info about them, visit their Facebook page).
The collections presented by these creative designers included fashions made from everything from car parts (the Bridges design team) to latex gloves outfits (Monica Londoño). Kaitlyn Lynch created couture from recycled books, while Johnson Hunt's eco-Couture designs were made from burlap, soil, and grass. Rogerio Martins wrapped up the show with a fabulous set inspired by the seven deadly sins (with an intriguing focus on envy). His fashions were presented along with performance artist Alice Ferrulo.

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