Victor Wilde: Progressive Fashion with a Fine Art Soul
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Victor Wilde approaches fashion as an artistic undertaking. His label, Bohemian Society, pursues a combination of avant-garde mixed-media design and hand-wrought craft, with elements of painting, text, and assemblage that go way beyond overused terms like "wearable art" to achieve a gallery-worthy level of innovation, edginess, and risk. Wilde sees fashion as the ultimate forum for a literally — and metaphorically — collaborative, interactive art form. It's the viewer (or wearer) who completes the story/narrative/final form/meaning of a work of art/piece of apparel, finishing it at last by the power of his or her kinetic and emotional presence and participation.