Get Creative: The Rise Of Wearable Art

Long gone are the days when beautiful artefacts and sculptures were confined to the hallowed halls of galleries, museums and curiosity cabinets… it’s the 21st century, after all, and that means that anything goes. The only limit is our imagination!

For fine art aficionados, there’s nothing better than being able to take your passion out of the gallery space and into the real world, with the last few years seeing a significant surge of interest in wearable art and the lines between fashion and the art world blurring increasingly as time goes on.

You only need to look at the recent Met Gala red carpet to see how sculpture and fashion are colliding with stratospheric force these days. “Is it fashion or is it art?” is the big million dollar question on everyone’s lips right now! 

Just take a peek at South African singer Tyla’s incredible Balmain gown that was made using three different shades of sand sculpted to her body. 

Or what about Christian Cowan and Sam Smith, who both pared it back ever so slightly in some very dapper black and cream double-breasted tuxedos… with real red roses dipped in gold and sterling silver as a truly stunning finishing touch.

And, as we all know, it’s these little touches that can really make or break an outfit and really bring it to life. These intricate details add a unique soupcon of flair that really speaks to your individual sense of style – and, to this end, wearable art like sculptural statement brooches is the absolute perfect way to achieve this.

The beauty of any luxurious piece of art lies in the craftsmanship and the materials, which is something that we take serious pride in here at The Art of Joca. If you’d like to find out more about our handcrafted pieces, all made with love at our studio, get in touch with the team today.