Free Trend Report Free 2019 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Fort Makers Have Created 'The Dress Project' for Unique Wearable Art

 - Feb 4, 2011   Updated: Jul 18 2011
References: fortmakers & coolhunting
'The Dress Project' is a clever innovation by the Brooklyn folk collective Fort Makers, who have created wearable art in their latest venture. They wanted to combine art and fashion in a literal sense, and thought hand-painted dresses were the best way to go about it.

The dresses by the Fort Makers were formed from button-down shirt-dresses. The idea for them was to convey "a sense of all-American style."

Implications - Personally, I wouldn't be ashamed to wear one of these funky DIY shirt projects. They may not be everyone's style, but they speak to me and I love the fact that they're hand painted. The world needs more people willing to just start brand-new fashion trends from their garages. Who knows where the next Marc Jacobs will be found?