After recently returning from New Zealand and the Wearable Art Exhibition, we just couldn’t wait to weigh in on our personal favorites and see if Bunny Fayne and Tracy Albers are cut from the same creative cloth!
Here’s Bunny’s pick and her reflections. Counterparts or counterpoints… you decide.
The standout for me was the copper Queen Adelaide by Emma Whiteside. With a degree in Industrial Design and a healthy respect for recycled materials, she created this ensemble of radiator rosettes. I mean… whoever thought radiator parts could be so haute couture?
Tracy selected “Firebird” by Susan Holmes. Her reasons were these:
I have always been enthralled with costumes: from Broadway to Cirque du Soleil, I love being transformed to another place through costumes. This ‘Winged Fantasy’ entry is amazing- I think what captures me is how you feel as if you are at once, between real time and animated time- part fantastical super heroine and part fashion diva! I love it!
The architectural structure of the basic black dress underneath the caped creation in neon colors can really make the leap to fashion today. Imagine the little black dress on steroids- I am completely inspired to step out of my box of pearls and go for a truly mesmerizing and shocking neckpiece. A spot for an incredible Hayley Krueger piece or a neon Superball Necklace by Jewelry by Matt? This square might just have to round out her edges!