Look Who’s Back

The committee for the Wearable Art Show is busy with the planning for our 2015 show.  Here’s what we know so far.

David Dunkley Fine Millinery will be back in 2015. He is working on very special millinery at the moment to be showcased at the Queen’s Plate races at Woodbine later this year. David Dunkley nspiration Queen's PlateDavid describes his work…………..”The image is of silk, hand painted horses and silk crystal embellished flowers that I’m using in my upcoming couture collection for the Running of the 158th Queen’s Plate. The collection is 18 pieces large and will be walking the runway in April. The collection has been designed fully and I’m in the process of creating everything. I’ve been creating for the past two months”!
David Dunkley Fine Millinery was voted “The Best One-Of-A-Kind hats in Forest Hill and Yorkville ” by Post City magazine and “One of Toronto’s Top Ten Hat Shops” by Blog Toronto!



KarKaren Gunna - Regina Bag 2en Gunna Designs will be back with her original leather designs for beautiful and functional handbags. Karen Gunna has been designing and crafting leather accessories for many years. She both respects and embodies the age old tradition of leather work. Her bags and purses are meticulously crafted with a careful blend of appropriate leathers,durable hardware and indestructible thread. The result is distinctive and beautiful products that will stand the test of time.




Laurie Lemelin will be returning to the Wearable Art Show in 2015 with her exquisite embroidery work.Laurie Lemelin-White gold wired 1 Here is a sample of a new cuff Laurie has been working on.

Trained in both fine arts and interior design, Laurie Lemelin was awakened to the “ART of embroidery” in 2002 after discovering a professional embroidery course. Inspired by the experience, she founded Abrash Embroidery, the company under whose name she designs and sells her stunning beaded and embroidered one-of-a-kind garments and accessories. Her work is classically designed and exotically embellished. She’s particularly celebrated for her corsets, which have been exhibited in such shows as The World of Threads Festival, Threadworks, and Hand & Lock UK.


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