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Wearable Art 9 fashion show catapults run-of-the-mill to the runway



It's baaa-aack! The Dunedin Fine Art Center returns this Saturday with the ninth installment of of "Wearable Art," an annual fashion show that transforms everyday household items into haute couture.

From Times correspondent Theodora Aggeles:

Cotton balls, aluminum strips and mops may never seem just utilitarian objects after you see the Dunedin Fine Art Center's Wearable Art show, where artists design, fuse, twist, shape and sew ordinary items into fashions with a wow factor fit for a Paris runway.


One of those artists, newcomer Lina Teixeira, talked about how her creative process of turning everyday items into wearable art begins.

"I literally lie in bed at night and let my mind go," said Teixeira. "A trip to the flea market is like heaven for me. I'm always triggered by something. One fashion was inspired by a model who always looks regal and she is Hispanic. I wanted to do something for her."

The trigger? A grocery store doily meant to be slipped under a cake, but Teixeira realized the doily looked like Spanish lace.

How's THAT for a lil' bit of DIY Diva inspiration?

If you want to get in on the action, you'd better hurry! General admission tickets are $20; reserved seating is $35 or $75. Online tickets are still available, but in past years the show has sold out. Festivities start at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road.

Still skeptical? Check out some of the designs featured in past shows here and here.

Have any of you attended before? Let us know your thoughts!

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:47pm]


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