ABOUT ART TO WEAR
Watch the video to see Marianne Greaves hand dye fabric used used to create Art to Wear.
She first creates the design then cuts the fabric and either hand dyes, hand paints or discharges the colour on the fabric.
The designs are cut, dyed, sewn and finished in house in Vancouver. It is a lengthy process but well worth it to create a one of a kind piece.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Marianne has a passion for colour, texture, drape and 3 dimensional
fabrics. Her favorite fabrics to work with are Woven Linens, Knitted Linens, Silks, Bamboo, Rayon and Viscose. Marianne loves to cut on angles, asymmetric and bias cuts. She also creates a collection of One Of a Kind hand painted, hand dyed silk tunics and dresses along with a collection of water resistant Raincoats. More of her pieces include dresses, skirts, pants, jackets, vests, tunics, wraps, scarves, wide leather belts. The entire collection is done in her home studio/ workshop in Vancouver. She also creates a collection of eclectic jewelry many of which coordinate with the outfits using unique materials, stones, beads, shell, chain leather and rubber.
Having lived in Vancouver all her life, Marianne has always been
inspired by nature and architecture. After graduating with a diploma in
Fashion Design and Merchandising in 1983 Marianne began her career
working with a well-known fashion designer. After 27 years in the
industry and becoming an expert in every aspect of the company, she
launched her own company, Art to Wear. She creates a collection of One
Of A Kind clothing, jewellery and accessories. Marianne has sold in
select markets such as Circle Craft, Filberg Festival, Harmony Arts,
Hycroft, Dunbar and more. Her Art to Wear Collection collection can
also be found a few select retail locations. Lord’s Shoes and Apparel,
Malary's Fashion Boutique in Cloverdale, Dena’s in Langley and Pistachio Boutique in South Surrey. She is well known in her community and has been involved in many Fund Raising Fashion Shows and also organizes and presents her own Fashion Show
twice a year at Heritage Hall.
Located in Vancouver's Marine Drive River District - the Art to Wear studio is a place where colourful fabrics are a feast for the eyes and the view showcases the spectacular beauty of the area ... Truly inspirational.
FIND ART TO WEAR
AT THESE FINE RETAILERS:
20159 88th Ave.
15223 Pacific Avenue #7A,
White Rock, B.C.
Lord's Shoes & Apparel
2932 Granville St.
Malary's Fashion Network
5755 - 176th Street,
550-15355 24th Ave
Shabby Rabbit Clothing
3666 West 4th Ave