Marble as a medium has been used since ancient days, reaching perhaps its height of perfection during the Roman era – with finely carved busts of gods and man. The material has an almost magic quality, able to reproduce the forms of other materials in convincing detail, texture and form – but it’s never been used for sculptures like these before. Alex Seton, a Sydney-based artist, has been reproducing everyday goods, from t-shirts and sweatshirts, to full track suits. [Read more...]
Want to support artists, create jobs in America, and look ridiculously cool? Then you should consider pre-ordering a vibrant t-shirt by RaveNectar so that this visionary company can get its feet on the ground. Not only will you have a shirt that will surely get you noticed and have people asking where you found that amazing wearable art, but you will also be supporting the independent artist who created the design of your choice. The t-shirts are created on a sublimation printer, which is very new and much pricier than silk screening, so RaveNectar needs your help to open their own print shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (far, far from China). [Read more...]
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“Fashion forward-able” is how San Francisco based clothing company BetaBrand describes its philosophy. The marketing of its popular clothing is just as playful and unique as the designs themselves, relying on their growing proof that people will share what is social and entertaining. One of their most unique ideas, Model Citizen, sees customers sharing the best photos of themselves wearing the companies clothes [Read more...]
Ok guys and gals, here’s the scenario: you’re out of work and need to get stylish for your next job interview and subsequent first day (let’s think positive!). The only problem? You’re short on cash. Enter this great infographic by our friends at Column Five. With their help, we’ll get you classy and professional (avoiding any fashion faux pas), all while using a paper thin budget or even those clothes already hanging in your closet. Go team! [Read more...]
Concert goers at the Glastonbury music festival had one more reason to elbow their way to the front this year. That’s because mobile phone giant Orange unveiled an experimental new mobile phone charging t-shirt at the loud event. Powered only by ambient sound waves, primarily heavy bass, users that don the black garment simply plug their phone into the shirt, which then uses noise-responsive technology to top-up the charge on their chest mounted phone. Although this current rendition may be somewhat dark and lacking in style, the potential future for this technology seems bright. Swing by web.orange.co.uk for more on this potential sonic statement in style. [Read more...]
A while ago, a mysterious, clever and creative web hero known as Casual Profanity created a moving fluid sculpture that captured and held our eye… the video of said sculpture went on to win the ‘Captured’ category at the Vimeo Festival + Awards. Now Casual Profanity is back with a long awaited, much anticipated wearable sculpture… the Fluid Dress. [Read more...]