A dress made of old but shiny bicycle parts? That was the People’s Choice award from Object Runway’s third annual show before a packed crowd at the Bear Tooth Jan. 26, featuring some 65 garments designed by Alaskans, each telling its own story.
There was the dress that told McCarthy, Alaska’s story. A dress that captured birds in flight. A dress made of vinyl records, and another out of Girl Scout cookie boxes.
Find out why these D.I.Y. fashion shows, with garments made of found and unpredictable materials, attract so many enthusiasts. Join me, host Kathleen McCoy, with Object Runway co-organizer Holly McQuinn and artist Keren Lowell, along with several of the Anchorage designers who submitted their wildly unpredictable garments. Where do their ideas come from and how do they execute? This Friday, you can take a closer look at the garments from 5:30-7:30 p.m. during the International Gallery of Contemporary Art First Friday.
Learn about an upcoming opportunity for more wearable art at the Alaska Fiber Festival’s “Eye of the Beholder” show on March 9.
- International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Object Runway sponsors
- Object Runway 2012, Hal Gage images
- Object Runway 2012, Michael Conti images
- Object Runway art and fashion show, Anchorage Daily News
- Eye of the Beholder wearable art show March 9, Alaska Fiber Arts Festival
- Sean Purucker, guest artist, Eye of the Beholder
- World of Wearable Art (WOW), New Zealand
- WOW, Facebook
- Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
- The Fabrica, a community textile arts and salvage workshop
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HOST: Kathleen McCoy
GUESTS: Holly McQuinn, Project Runway co-organizer
Keren Lowell, Project Runway designer, artist and art professor
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