Dedicated to creating a unique way to experience the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, the fourth annual KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runway fashion show will present the original works of emerging and established regional artists, costumers, milliners and designers.
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Since it’s inception in 2013, KMAC Couture showcases handcrafted, wearable art from regional artists. This year, KMAC will explore how materials, social interaction and labor can be transformed into relevant and meaningful art with a runway show that is titled, Transient Beings.
According to KMAC’s website, “The relationship between art and clothing is one of the most creative and constantly evolving areas of human activity. It is a zone of transformation where fashion designers like Alexander McQueen explored fantasy and theatricality, where artist Nick Cave challenges our ideas of race, class and gender, and where artist Andrea Zittel finds personal liberation through the effective use of the uniform. Over time, as our lives become altered by the environment, conflict, success and setbacks, we modify our surroundings to accommodate our changing world. We are all, in a sense, transient beings in a constant state of flux. Artists and designers demonstrate the unlimited potential for clothes to empower us all to move forward with strength and conviction, even during times of uncertainty and instability.”
The idea that fashion and art are interchangeable and extremely influential in our daily lives serves as the inspiration that designers such as Project Runway contestant, Gunnar Deathrage, will be using to craft their couture pieces for the annual event.
Proceeds from the show support educational and exhibition programming for the museum throughout the year. To find out more and purchase tickets, click here.