The Art Of Wearable Waste
"Pushing the boundaries when it comes to unusual materials is what I love to do
As an artist I create to inspire people.
Social and environmental issues go hand in hand when creating. It's a platform to voice, explore and discover.
For me, it's about creating with recyclables, wowing my audience, while fostering the art of creative thinking and giving reuse a DELUXE finish"
llani Creative is a new wearable art brand from Australia that is groundbreaking and fashion forward, by using recycled and disused material to create visually stunning and beautiful garments for events, music videos/performance,fashion/hair editorials and film.
The artist behind the brand is Claudia Williams and the name "llani" comes from her family name "Castellani".
Claudia has 20 years experience as a mixed media artist, she has designed and created artworks for private commissions, public art, school based projects, solo and group exhibitions, conducted workshops, participated in artist-in-residence programs, and has been a mentor for the Flying Arts program for the last 6 years.
While Claudia is Brisbane based, her garments travel all over the world for shoots and shows.
Claudia works in collaboration with individuals, organisations, schools and community events to educate and create.
The WOW factor is what Claudia aims for when creating works from recycled materials, as the garment and art piece really challenges people’s perception of art, fashion and recycling.
DRESS THE CENTRAL WEST
Client - Miss Universe Australia - 2019 National Australian Costume - Model Priya Serrao - Garment created from recycled plastics, vinyl and canvas. Reproduced canvas's supplied by Red Ridge Interior Qld. Aboriginal artworks created by Jocye Crombie, Jean Barr, Jenny Parsons, Maude Monaghan, Daryl Frazer, Dwayne Kangan and Josie Schurman.