More on the art of wearing from CHA ...
One of my favorite materials/textures/kind of clothing is knitwear. The great thing about CHA is that a lot of yarn companies showcase what can be done when knitting with patience, pattern, and skill. I thought the display from Bernat (http://www.bernat.com/) was beautiful and fashionable. They made their knits look relevant and festive, wearable for winter through spring. Being a So-Cal girl, it is not often that I get to wear lots of knits, but oh how this makes me wish for cold weather. I love the long knitted vests and dusters that they cinched with a belt. Very contemporary, but with a 70s throwback. It's amazing how single strands come together to keep us warm. The power of knitting.
iLoveToCreate (www.ilovetocreate.com) is known for their fun displays. This year they did a racing theme. As usual, they totally played on the concept of art to wear and got creative and inventive with their clothing. They are a company that takes risks with their clothing and aren't inhibited by thinking inside of a box. Such imagination in a company is admirable. The clothes on their mannequins have been painted on and the accessories altered. I personally adore a chevron stripe, so the black leather dress is stunning!
My thanks to the team at iLovetoCreate for finding a cool nitch in the art-to-wear market and for sticking by it, and for sticking by my magazines. I hope this post has inspired you to re-think how you wear pieces and what goes into making them more your own.