Wear ART Now

Wear ART Now was about Creating artistic outfits that are accessible and wearable.

Kat used leather for the first time in this collection and employed a number of processes to experiment with the new material whilst producing her garments. She studded, branded, slashed, punched and had tattooes inked onto hides.

Wear Art Now was a collaborative process with other local artists. Kat Ratcliffe from the Iron Flamingo did the tattooing, Casey Tosh hand painted fabric and Tim Bignell forged a hot iron brand of Kat’s logo that she used to brand the leather.

Kat has also teamed up with teachers and students from UNISTYLE, a department of University of Ballarat who did hair and makeup on models for the opening and closing parades.