ABOUT ART TO WEAR
Art to Wear clothing and jewelry is designed and made in Vancouver, BC
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
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. 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.
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. She hopes to launch a limited collection of hand dyed linen shirts for men in 2019. 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, stones, beads, shell, chain leather and rubber.