From food writer to fashionista: Talk wearable art and fashion

Sue Kreitzman. Pic: @suekreitzman

Sue Kreitzman. Pic: @suekreitzman

Sue Kreitzman and Diane Goldie, talk ‘wearable art’ tonight at the The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities.

The two women break the boundary between art and fashion with their cutting-edge, uniquely designed fashion pieces inspired by years of living in East London.

Sue Kreitzman was born in New York almost 75 years ago but has been living and working in London’s East End for 30 years. She can often be seen walking the streets in her vibrantly styled clothes that are often considered works of art.

Kreitzman began her career as food writer and did not get her start in the world of art until much later in life. Although she was a late bloomer, she has made a name for herself with her work in exhibitions throughout the world. She joined forces with Diane Goldie, who is an artist and former puppeteer.

The two use their talents of painting, embroidering and appliqueing to create street fashion inspired by art galleries. Goldie will transfer Kreitzman’s original art to clothes such as raincoats, purses and kimonos.

Their collaboration has resulted in sensational “one-off” pieces of wearable art. They hope to inspire and encourage both young and old artists to explore new styles and forms of art.

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History hosts “Wearable Art: In Conversation with Sue Kreitzman and Diane Goldie.” The exhibition is January 21 from 6 pm – 9 pm.

The panel, led by the museum’s Fashion Director Amber Butchart, will discuss the intersection of art and fashion, their collaboration as artists and the women’s personal style.

The conversation is guaranteed to be an eye-opening and witty look on fashion and art as Sue Kreitzman said: “Don’t wear beige, it might kill you.”

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