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The Models ArtWear Fashion Show

Wearing Your Art on Your Sleeve at the ArtWear Fashion Show

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This September, ArtWear Network held a fashion show at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives that raised over $3000 for DAREarts!

ArtWear Network is a group of artists who create unique pieces of clothing they describe as “art-to-wear.” Many thanks to the ArtWear Network artists Pat Burns-Wendland, Josette Luyckx, Peggy Mersereau, Marie Payne, Lucy Slykerman and Reet Triefeldt for supporting DAREarts.

DAREarts was also represented well on the catwalk. One of the models was Mariba Douglas, a graduate of the DAREarts Toronto program who is currently studying International Development at U of T.

ArtWear Fashion Show Mariba

That’s Mariba wearing Pat Burns-Wendland’s “Shades of Legacy” duster coat. It’s made from a combination of silk and tencel which is then dyed, burned and dissolved in a process called devoré. This allows light to shine through the vertical pattern.

So much love and devotion is poured into each piece of clothing that it was an emotional moment for Pat as she passed the coat over to its new owner, Mariba. Mariba herself said she was inspired by the “amount of effort and emotion that the designers put into it.” We are too, Mariba.

DAREarts can’t wait to wear art on our sleeves again, as we look forward to working with ArtWear Network in the future.

The Artists ArtWear Fashion Show

Thanks again to the ArtWear Network! 


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