Tyvek Innovative Uses Blog, by Material Concepts

Friday, July 11, 2014

Wearable Art Runway Competition Features Tyvek Creations

Tyvek dress by Patti DeWitt and
Mary Metzger-Gallivan
Impact Artists Gallery's "Evolution – Wear Art Meets Fashion" Wearable Art Runway Competition was a major Buffalo NY fashion event in April 2014. For this show, many fashion designers chose Tyvek as the main material for their dresses and accessories, including intricate necklaces. Tyvek shared the catwalk with beautiful models.

Over 50 unique, wearable art fashions created by local and national artists were displayed at the event, many of which featured Tyvek. Maria Kowalski, President of Impart Artists Gallery, told us that "all of the submissions for this show were made from re-purposed or hand-crafted materials. The event brought in over 100 artists and volunteers, along with approximately 300 attendees." The piece created by Patti and Mary, along with a dress and some jewelry created by Susan Marie Borden are now being displayed at the DuPont™™ corporate offices in Wilmington, DE.

Beaded necklace with
Tyvek focal center by 
Susan Marie Borden
Impact Artists Gallery is a non-profit art gallery located in the Tri-Main Building in Buffalo, New York and is the only Western New York gallery that is exclusively managed and operated by women.  Kowalski told us that "the Impact Artists Gallery has been supporting artists in the Western New York community and beyond for over 21 years. With 8 exhibits and several fundraisers annually, Impact displays works from multi-media artists from Buffalo to Hawaii. For more information on participating in Impact Artists Gallery exhibits or the 2015 Evolution Wearable Art Show (April 2015), please visit our website."

Tyvek dress by  
Julia Finucane
Special thanks to Impact Artists Gallery for providing the photos and information about this fashion event and their gallery.

If you need Tyvek material for your own fashion projects, Material Concepts can supply many Tyvek styles for fashion design. Just contact us for more information or call 215-338-6515 or 1-800-372-3366.

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