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50 Wearable Art Examples

From Sculptural Origami Menswear to Paper-Made Cutout Couture

— July 8, 2014 — Fashion
Conceptual artworks and fashions meet in this series of wearable art examples. With the rising popularity of multi-disciplinary design practices, the lines of art and fashion are blurred, resulting in a series of conceptual and creative style finds.

Sculptural origami menswear, paper-made cardboard couture and LED-lit headwear are just some of these vivid and innovative wearable art examples. While fashion designers are aiming to change the way clothing is perceived, visual artists and sculptors are aiming to channel the balance of functionality and aesthetics through their creations.

Standouts from this list include designer Thom Browne's Spring/Summer 2015 collection that boasts sculptural silhouettes and experimental textile combinations. Moreover, designer Long Tran's architectural garments also top the list.
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Peculiar 3D-Printed Collars
Peculiar 3D-Printed Collars
These 3D Printed Collars Resemble Living Sea Creatures
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Structural Pleat Attire
Structural Pleat Attire
Dorhout Mees' La Belle Epoque Collection is Paper-Inspired
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Sculpturally Splattered Fashions
Sculpturally Splattered Fashions
Elena Shatalova's Fluid Collection Highlights 3D Organic Forms
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46
Conceptual Moon Phase Menswear
Conceptual Moon Phase Menswear
The Rafael Kouto Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook is Lunar-Themed
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45
Deconstructed Canvas Menswear
Deconstructed Canvas Menswear
Edward Cuming's Motion Sickness Collection is Artfully Crafted
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44
Conceptual Superhero Fashions
Conceptual Superhero Fashions
Leonard Wong's Transcending Space and Time Collection is Imaginative
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43
Painted Projection Collections
Painted Projection Collections
The I D I S I Autumn/Winter 2012 Lookbook is Artful and Austere
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42
Digital News Accessories
Digital News Accessories
These Metahaven Research Studio Shirts and Scarves Support WikiLeaks
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41
Sculpturally Iridescent Attire
Sculpturally Iridescent Attire
Nikoline Liv Andersen's Work Evokes a Conceptual Vision of Elegance
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40
Sculpturally Baroque Runways
Sculpturally Baroque Runways
The Leandro Cano 083º Collection is Architecturally Shaped
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39
Feminine Futuristic Fashion
Feminine Futuristic Fashion
Haute Living Miami October/November 2012 Stars Daphne Guinness
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38
Scrunched Paper Bag Couture
Scrunched Paper Bag Couture
Alexa Horgan and Lou'Ana Carron's Whitewash Series is Conceptual
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37
Wearable Art Installations
Wearable Art Installations
The Arts Men’s Uno China Portrait Series is Artfully Costumed
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36
Feminine Insectified Couture
Feminine Insectified Couture
Jacob Birge 'Symmetric Strategy' Inspires Insect Fashion
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35
Sculptural Frost Fashions
Sculptural Frost Fashions
The Hsi-An Chu Freeze Collection Displays Architectural Elements
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34
Conceptual Cadet Runways
Conceptual Cadet Runways
The Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2015 Collection is Toy Soldier Inspired
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33
Seashell Shirts
Seashell Shirts
Daniel Widrig's Crystallization is a Backless Ocean-Inspired Shirt
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32
Conceptual Cubism Menswear
Conceptual Cubism Menswear
These Fabien Verriest Fashions Embrace Artful Forms
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Dimensional Origami Fashions
Dimensional Origami Fashions
The Yung Wong Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is Avant-Garde
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30
Sophisticated Cyborg Couture
Sophisticated Cyborg Couture
Dora Abodi's Ana Collection Features Digitized Prints
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29
Majestically Vivid Editorials
Majestically Vivid Editorials
Benjamin Kanarek Shot for the ELLE Vietnam April 2014 Issue
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28
Cardboard Couture Captures
Cardboard Couture Captures
The Ones 2 Watch Paper Cuts Editorial is Conceptually Chic
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27
Dramatic Avant-garde Fashion
Dramatic Avant-garde Fashion
The Interview Magazine 'Into the Darkness' Stars Sasha Pivovarova
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26
Upcycled Statement Knitwear
Upcycled Statement Knitwear
This Vintage Reworked Jumper by Jade Naomi Wainwright is Granny-Chic
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25
Conceptual Art School Runways
Conceptual Art School Runways
The Walter Van Beirendonck Spring/Summer 2015 Collection is Eclectic
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24
LED Headdresses
LED Headdresses
Wearable Fashion Lighting
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23
Conceptually Needle Accessories
Conceptually Needle Accessories
These Maiko Takeda Designs Embraces an Avant-Garde Aesthetic
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22
Handpainted Silk Scarves
Handpainted Silk Scarves
Zwear Crepe De Chine Scarves by Deborah Zwetsch Are Wearable Art
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21
Eccentrically Futuristic Fashion
Eccentrically Futuristic Fashion
Beautiful Decay by Enid Almanza is Eclectically Grandiose
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20
Sculpturally Draped Runways
Sculpturally Draped Runways
The Lidija Kolovrat Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is Nomadic
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19
Vanguard Futurism Attire
Vanguard Futurism Attire
The Atelier Kikala Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 Collection is Sculptural
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18
Skeletal Sartorial Exhibitions
Skeletal Sartorial Exhibitions
The Iris Van Herpen Exhibit Showcases Futuristic Designs
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17
Conceptual Knitwear Editorials
Conceptual Knitwear Editorials
Glassbook's Monsters Inc Image Series Highlights Playful Menswear
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16
3D-Accented Coat Collections
3D-Accented Coat Collections
The Kampe Exploded View Catalog is Artful and Eccentric
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15
Wearable Art Editorials
Wearable Art Editorials
F****** Young! Online's Artwear Fashion Story Celebrates Conceptual Style
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14
Masked Lace Attire
Masked Lace Attire
The Nino Sepo Reincarnation Collection is Conceptual
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13
Wearable Art Editorials
Wearable Art Editorials
The Brotherhood Exclusive for F******* Young! Online is Eccentric
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12
Structural Space-Age Couture
Structural Space-Age Couture
Squaring the Square Collection from Lisa Shahno
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11
Galactic T-Shirt Collections
Galactic T-Shirt Collections
The Ovidius Psychedelia and Elysium Tees Feature Visionary Imagery
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10
Animalistic Masked Accessories
Animalistic Masked Accessories
These Ana Rajcevic Headpiece Creations Resemble Animal Carcasses
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9
Sculptural Etherealism Catalogs
Sculptural Etherealism Catalogs
The Chow Ka Wa Key Graduate Collection is Uniquely Avant-Garde
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8
Wearable Art Accessories
Wearable Art Accessories
The Eastpak Artist Studio 2013 Collection Raises Charity Funds
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7
Sculptural 3D Streetwear
Sculptural 3D Streetwear
The Turbo Ulia Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 Collection is Futuristic
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6
Printed Wearable Artworks
Printed Wearable Artworks
Daniel Widrig's Kinesis Collection is Full of Wearable art
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5
Conceptually Sculptural Fashions
Conceptually Sculptural Fashions
The Long Tran Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Embodies Eccentricity
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4
Paper Paillette Gowns
Paper Paillette Gowns
The White Reef Dress is Inspired by Underwater Environmental Degredation
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3
Darwinian Catwalks
Darwinian Catwalks
Alexander McQueen's Reptilian Evolution for Spring 2010
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2
Futuristically Textured Fashion
Futuristically Textured Fashion
The 74 Magazine 'HOKKUS POKUS' Editorial is Vibrantly Dark
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1
Surreal Futuristic Armor
Surreal Futuristic Armor
The Interview Magazine ‘Back to the Future’ Editorial
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