Clothing came out as a result of human being’s struggle to protect himself phycially against varying conditions of nature. Wearing took shape by traditions till 16th century and affected by new fashion movements created by mid-class society dominating social events during 17th century. Brit, Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895), was “the first fashion designer” who changed the rules of tailoring and opened his own fashion house in Paris to sell his designs during 19th century. He claims that “his hand-made belly stitch worths a valuable oil painting” and reflects his signature to his designs those express his passion and art.
“Artwear” or “Wearable Art” was first pronounced in 1970’s, and then positioned in fashion and art platforms during 80s.
In this article; interactions in between fashion and art, fashion desginers influenced by art movements during last century and wearable art works of fashion desginers of 21st century are analysed. Fashion designers of 21st century are pushing the boundries of creativity to generate variety of wearable art designs by binding technology transformation and handcrafting. It is a strong sign and evidence that wearables may be art works and we started to see them in art galleries or exhibitions.
Key Words: Artwear, Wearable Art, Fashion, Avangard