I branched out from what I usually do these days to watch a ‘fashion’ show with one of my great friends. Fashion has been a long time ‘like’ of mine but with long winters in Minnesota, having a baby and trying to live a more simple lifestyle, I kind of dropped this passion out of my mundane life.
But that itch actually remained somewhere in me…
Anyway, we went to see ‘Threads’ at the Weisman Art Museum. It was a design competition and runway show featuring 10 finalists from the University of Minnesota Apparel Design Program who went head to head as they send their unique creations down the runway. Their challenge was to design and create something using “The Greenheads Series” as inspiration, which comprises 43 gouache paintings by artist Laylah Ali (which we checked out about three weeks ago). What attracted me the most about this show is that the clothes were mostly constructed utilizing nontraditional materials, sculptural shaping, and innovative surface textures.
Here are some of my favorites.
It’s extremely amazing seeing something new which in turn piques some form of creativity within me. It also gave me another opportunity to fall in love with this little camera even more but I am digressing.
By the way, “The Greenheads Series” exhibit is still up until May 13 so go check it out.
Happy Friday all.