ArtaWEARness brings art, fashion and performance
Artist Ashley Vu (right) makes her rounds backstage, completing her models' hair and makeup for her Ladies Man showcase.
Ashley Vu adds finishing touches to her model Rosella Kai before the show starts.
Jessica Armstrong (right) laces up model Monaa Ali's scandalous red dress backstage for her Red showcase, a story of little red riding hood with a sexy twist.
A pair of high-heeled shoes sits on the floor of the dressing room before the show. These shoes are part of the performance Red at ArtaWEARness XIII by artist Jessica Armstrong.
Becca Kehoe touches up her makeup before putting on her dress for the performance Red.
Model Ashley Silljer (centre) gets ready to don her "flower power" costume backstage for Mags Hewitt's The Looking Glass showcase.
Model Michelle Ivanek gets into her "nomadic warrior" character backstage for Marlee Watts' post-apocalyptic showcase Nova and Main.
Marlee Watts (centre), an artist in the event, stands with her models Kathleen Boothman (left) and Michelle Ivanek (right) in the dressing rooms before the show.
Model Daisy DeVille puts the final touches on her stage makeup before her performance in Jasper Nyman's The Sixth Swan showcase.
Artist Tara-Marie Winspur, left, does some last-minute sewing on model Ashley Irvin's costume before taking the stage in Winspur's Corruption showcase.
Kristyn Baim performs in Corruption, an interpretive dance by artist Tara-Marie Winspur, to close the night.
Ashley Irvin leans back and rubs herself with black paint in the performance Corruption at the Alberta College of Art and Design. All performances and pieces were part of the event ArtaWEARness XIII.
Artist Tara-Marie Winspur covers herself in black paint on stage after ripping off her cream-coloured dress in her interpretive dance Corruption.
Tara-Marie Winspur tilts her head back into the spotlight. She describes her work as "losing your protective barriers and community and the chaos that comes from that."
Kathleen Boothman dressed up as a nomadic warrior in artist's Marlee Watts' piece Nova & Main. Boothman has been placed in an unstable world after a post-apocalyptic nuclear fallout.
Artist Jasper Nyman plays a young prince trapped within a body that is half-human, half-swan in his own showcase The Sixth Swan.
Artist Mags Hewitt works the stage in her own showcase The Looking Glass, a piece on finding beauty after personal ideas and goals have faded.
Model Rochelle Trepanier tries to please the gods with a Hula Hoop rain dance as a tribe member in Stephanie Elderfield's Playa showcase.
Show displays wearable art creations by ACAD students
Stories of post-apocalyptic worlds, corruption in society and a prince trapped within a body that is half-human, half-swan came together in a creative performance at ArtaWEARness XIII.
The event ran from March 8 to 9 at the Alberta College of Art and Design featuring 10 artists, all with their own unique style, music, rhythm and fashion.
Photos by Aryn Guthrie and Pamela Di Pinto