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Wearable art

b59d0-marchesa2Looking through photographs of Vogue’s Spring 2011 runway collections, it’s evident that layers, ruffles and feathers continue to be used in Xtreme design sculptures to mold dresses that become wearable art pieces defying traditional ideas of shape.

b18d0-jasonwuA couple of examples are from Marchesa’s spring line above. (And check out the violet dress on the front of the company’s website that looks like a floral bouquet.)

This colorful ruffled fabric dress, left, by Jason Wu also appears to have been crafted using flower petals or leaves.

a41ba-colorfulDesigner Mary Katrantzou’s collection that incorporates bold paintings and graphics also stood out.

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