Wearable Art Fashion Show is Aug. 14 at Dunedin Fine Art Center

It's called the Wearable Art Fashion Show but the chances of your actually wearing the fashions is doubtful. That's the fun of it. It's a conceptual jaunt down the catwalk more like the stuff dreams are made of.

Now in its sixth year, Wearable Art, which is Saturday in Dunedin, has become something of an institution.

It began — and continues — as a fundraiser for the Dunedin Fine Art Center, but the clothes we previewed indicate the event remains an iconoclastic wink at fashion.

This year's lineup of artists-designers are Kim and Rick Brinklow, Patti Coleman, Marsha Goins, Candy Barnette and Deborah Kynes, Joseph Mastropaolo and Vicki Rich, Donna Mason Sweigart, Sheree Lorraine, Ivanka Ska, Rogerio Martins and heavy metal prankster and crowd favorite Frank Strunk III.

Shown here are a dress by Ska and a necklace by Sweigart. See what we mean?

The Wearable Art Fashion Show is Saturday at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. The party begins at 7 p.m., with fashion show at 9, and an after-party closes the night. Reserved seating tickets are $50 and $75; general admission is $15. Numbers are limited. (727) 298-3322; dfac.org.

Note: This article has been changed to reflect the following correction: The Wearable Art Fashion Show is Saturday at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. An incorrect day ran in Thursday's Weekend section. (727) 298-3322.

Lennie Bennett, Times art critic

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