FIBER ART COUTURE
"We want to merge the functionality of a piece of clothing with the message of a work of art."
Clothing and textiles are a very important part of our daily lives. Yet we do not think about how the garment was made, who made it or where it was made. Most of the time we do not consider our clothes to be works of art. It is an instrument that we use to regulate body temperature and at times send a conscious or unconscious message to our onlookers.Our interest to explore the marriage between fine art and textile was sparked many years ago. It was augmented in each of our travels, not so much for the specific skills that we were learning in each place, but because of the relationship that each culture had toward their traditional techniques on textile.We want to merge the functionality of a piece of clothing with the message of a work of art. Rather than compete against each other we decided that they should amalgamate into one piece of wearable art.Inspired by a trip to India and Morocco and the many kinds of fibers and colors of the culture we got to know, we decided to merge this experienced into wearable art pieces. This pieces are one of a kind. We used photographs of the trip to inspired the art work on each piece and use the fabrics of each country accordingly. We used a wide variety of fabrics most of them from India and well as the threat form Morocco. The pieces are unique in all kinds of way , from their design to the story they illustrate. They are all embroidery and have many layers and hours of free motion drawing on the sewing machine that extensively illustrate the story of each individual piece.
A collaboravorative wearable art project:
Designer by Daniele Di Monte
Photography by Alejandro Taquechel