Collective Poncili Creacion combines puppetry, performance, and sculpture for odd, vibrant shows across the globe. The group, led by identical twins Pablo and Efrain Del Hierro, describes itself as facilitating “interactions between the fields of Objects and Reality.” In each of their projects, they refer to the wearable creatures and interactive sculptures they build as “objects.”
Jack Irving’s wearable art carries a texture and movement that take the human body to otherworldly places. In his latest “live installations,” whether on the runway or at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, his works appear to burst from their models. These settings also show how his work functions in both broad daylight and the sets he designs himself.
Sculptor/jewelry artist Rebecca Rose crafts scenes in ring form, pulling from cultural iconography and allegorical narratives. Her so-called “Sculpturings” are described as “a hybrid of small sculpture and wearable art cast in precious metals using the lost wax casting process.” Her work has been shown in both galleries and jewelry showcases alike.
Kostiantyn Rybak, the designer behind the brand Kofta, has said that he likes to create “between art and wearable fashion things.” His “Imago” line takes notes from the natural world, with seemingly organic backpacks that recall the shapes, forms, and living things found in rainforests. The Kiev-based designer has adapted accessories reminiscent of architecture and machines in the past, yet this direction creates something that defies its manmade origins.