Leeroy New’s otherworldly wearable art comes from found objects and discarded plastics, with the multidisciplinary artist’s vision making vibrancy out of the overlooked. New’s practice encompasses both wearable and installation art, as his major public works have turned heads in his native Philippines and beyond.
Vanessa Davis, also known as The Skulltress, crafts surreal characters through wizardry in makeup and wearable art. The artist’s motif of skulls, she has said, is partially influenced by her English and Mexican heritage. Through her Instagram account, the artist shares both tutorials and collaborations with other artists.
Threadstories is an artist based in Ireland who crafts both engrossing and humorous textile masks. The wearable works take on new characteristics in motion, which she displays on the Threadstories Instagram account.
Erica Gray’s wearable works, such as “Coral Cluster,” can appear as both monstrous and elegant. The artist has garnered several honors for her pieces, several within the World of WearableArt awards banner. She says her work in wearables shows her interest in “exotic materials, natural structures and incorporated 3D technologies.”
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.