The Carole Waller 'Art to Wear' Collection
Posted by Jo on Saturday 14th June 2014
Press Release June 2014
From striking Greco-Roman women to the dancing light on the Mediterranean ocean, artist Carole Waller draws from a myriad of inspirations for her latest collection
Her one-off hand-painted designs are works of art that come alive when worn. Carole is a keen advocate of art extending beyond the walls of a gallery. Her summer collection was recently presented at an intimate catwalk show entitled ‘Walk This Way’
before 200 guests. Models ranged from 16 to 76 and the collection was presented as a series of seven scenes.
Hand painted silk blouses, simple shifts, delicate spaghetti-strap dresses, cap-sleeve tops and floor-length coats in light-as-air fabrics arrive in simple, clean shapes to let Carole’s colour and line take centre stage.
Georgette McCready editor of the Bath Magazine
said that the show; “was uplifting and beautiful. I usually get bored at fashion shows but the models, the music and the clothes made it a real spectacle. Some really inspiring role models out there too. Thank you!”
Carole Waller has been involved with textiles from a very young age – her mother, Irene, is the former Head of Woven Textiles at the University of Birmingham and Carole, who studied painting, has been a foremost name in the international art to wear movement, with clothes in the Victoria & Albert Museum
and various public art commissions. All of her designs are one-offs and she also undertakes commissions.