Wearable Art 8 fashion show highlights
Designers took to the stage in Dunedin last weekend to bring to life the saying that "one man's trash is another man's treasure."
The Wearable Art 8 fashion show rolled through town and, for those of you who missed it, the Deal Divas are here to bring you the highlights!
For the uninitiated, the annual Wearable Art show features a group of local artists and designers known for taking everday items -- be it holiday ornaments, six-pack holders, balloons, thermal pool covers or even roofing materials -- and transforming them into works of haute couture.
This year's show was held Aug. 11 at the Dunedin Fine Art Center and was emceed by Natasha Richards, a former Miss Gay USA.
The piece at left was crafted by Rogerio Martins. His designs were inspired this year by the birds of the Amazon rain forest.
The tribal outfit, at right, is the branchild of Scott Durfee and George Medeiros.
Below are items by:
*The Garden Fairies, who fused recyclables into a "Hula Royalty" theme.
*Rocky and Kathleen Bridges, who used roadside finds to create a fairy-tale fantasy look.
*Michael Della Penna, who set out to create a 3-D effect using aluminum and wire.
Like what you see? Check out the art center's Facebook page for more photos from this and past Wearable Art shows.
-- Deal Diva Keyonna
Photos courtesy of Dunedin Fine Art Center