Original Wearable Art
Original Wearable Art by Lola Liberta
Original Wearable Art and Custom Clothing Collections inspired by the stories and adventures of Lola Liberta are created from original pencil sketches and one of a kind artwork.
- Because we are partners with VIDA, a company committed to creating art inspired, zero waste, global impact clothing in a socially conscious way, we know that our art is helping both others and the universe.
- Every wearable art purchase supports great art, great artists, and the greater global art community.
Original Wearable Art Collections
About Original Wearable Art
Art to Wear
Most noteworthy, Original Wearable Art, also known as Artwear or “art to wear”, refers to individually designed pieces of (usually) handmade clothing or jewelery created as fine or expressive art. Because the making of any article of clothing or other wearable object typically involves aesthetic considerations, the term wearable art implies that the work is intended to be accepted as a serious and unique artistic creation or statement. Additionally, pieces may be sold, exhibited, and/or collected as wearable art collections.
Wearable Art History
- Some 20th-century modern artists and architects sought to elevate bodily ornamentation such as jewelry to the level of fine art and original design, rather than mere decoration, craft production of traditional designs, or conventional settings for showing off expensive stones or precious metals.
- Also, In Modernist Jewelry 1930-1960: The Wearable Art Movement of 2004, author Marbeth Schon explores unique and innovative wearable art objects created by surrealists, cubists, abstract expressionists, and other modernist artists working in the middle decades of the 20th century.
- Another book review in 2003 by The New York Times called a book on knitting “the 60s Art to Wear movement”.
- Finally, Lola Liberta’s book report Cult, Copycats, & Cons refers to the Wearable Art movement as Amore Infinito, which in Italian means “Infinite Love”.
Extreme Wearable Art
- Likewise, not all garments created as wearable art are made from traditional fibers or fabrics, and not all such artworks are meant for ordinary, practical use. Performance and conceptual artists have sometimes produced examples which are more provocative than useful.
- Also, a well-known example is the Electric Dress, a ceremonial wedding kimono-like costume consisting mostly of variously colored electrified and painted light bulbs, enmeshed in a tangle of wires, created in 1956 by the Japanese Gutai artist Atsuko Tanaka. This extreme garment was something like a stage costume. Not really wearable in an everyday, practical sense, it functioned rather as part of a daring work of performance art (though the “performance” element consisted merely of the artist’s wearing the piece while mingling with spectators in a gallery setting).
- Also, in Nam June Paik’s 1969 performance piece called TV Bra for Living Sculpture, Charlotte Moorman played a cello while wearing a brassiere made of two small operating television sets.
- Also, Canadian artist Andrea Vander Kooij created a group of pieces called Garments for Forced Intimacy (2006). According to an essay at Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts gallery website, these hand-knit articles of clothing are designed to be worn by two people simultaneously, and they, “as the name states, compel the wearers into uncharacteristic proximity.
Wearable Computing Technology
- As wearable computing technology develops, increasingly miniaturized and stylized equipment is starting to blend with wearable art esthetics.
- Low-power mobile computing allows light-emitting and color-changing flexible materials and high-tech fabrics to be used in complex and subtle ways.
Steampunk Style Technology
- Amazing practitioners of the Steampunk wearable art have produced elaborate cosmic costumes and magical accessories which incorporate a pseudo-Victorian style with modern technology and materials.
Wearable Art for a Cause
Helping Others with Wearable Art
We can help other by creating art. We donate all profits from Lola Liberta Wearable Art and Book sales to charitable organizations that help those most in need. Visit our Lola Liberta VIDA Shop and Lola Liberta THREADLESS Shop for our latest original wearable art and one of a kind artwork!