Wearable Art by Julianne Fuchs-Musgrave

Have you ever heard of the term “wearable art”?  The talented artist/designer Julianne Fuchs-Musgrave has a gift for creating beautiful garments and bags that materialize as unique pieces of wearable art comprised of eco-friendly materials.

Julianne combines her classical training in fine art with textile-construction skills, and uses reclaimed leathers, natural cottons and vintage textiles as the base for each design.  Abstract paintings are then created using acrylic paints, and finished with a permanent glaze before being constructed into bags, belts or apparel. Each work is meticulously finished, fully lined with hand-dyed natural textiles or French seam finished. Hardware and decorations are selected for both design and function.

She incorporates her love of color and textures with the challenge of using old techniques with new applications. The Spring 2010 handbags are vibrant and fun.  My favorite is the Petunia. Visit JollyJuli.com to view the entire collection of one-of-a-kind pieces.  Best of all, 5% of each purchase is donated to MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization that works to address issues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education and other critical women’s issues worldwide.

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Heliotrope shoulder bag, Price: $100 and Graffiti messenger bag, Price: $60.00

Petunia, Price: $60.00 and Atlantis, Price: $80.00

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