Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fabio Costa at The American Folk Art Museum

Fabio Costa's design is on exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum in New York.  
Karalyn Factor sends us this report.  Thank you Karalyn!
Fabio Costa's design
Fabio Costa, Season 10 contestant and designer for Not Equal, will have some of his work on display at the American Folk Art Museum in New York for their exhibit Folk Couture.

Folk Couture brings together designers and asks them to create a garment inspired by the folk art in the museum collection.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Inspiration

Fabio created a beautiful white capelet, pants, and overskirt with a matching wide brim hat. His chosen inspiration was The Sacred Heart of Jesus and The Tree of Life white work quilt. The large woodwork Sacred Heart of Jesus is displayed behind the garment.

Tree of Life Quilt Inspiration

The pattern on The Tree of Life quilt is reflected in the quilting on the skirt and capelet. Fabio understands the motif as the center of life, and the sacred heart as the ultimate symbol of the Immaculate Conception, which is an abundant symbol in his native Brazil.

 Folk Couture runs now til April 23rd.