The Fort Makers Dress Project Launches

Artsy Clothing from a Brooklyn Duo

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Pollock-print turtlenecks from the MoMA gift shop are one way to incorporate art into your wardrobe.

A more creative solution: Fort Makers’s sophomore endeavor, The Dress Project. Brooklyn duo Naomi Clark and Nana Spears teamed up with designer Lauren Nevada on a twenty-piece collection of conceptual, oil-painted frocks.

Finding inspiration in a vintage fabric painting how-to book, Clark brushed large, abstract patterns onto wall-size swaths of silk and cotton before passing the canvases to Nevada.

The resulting one-of-a-kind button-down shirtdresses aren’t overly designed, and the A-line skirts and tie waists flatter virtually every figure (the kind of instant outfit you need when you’re running late).

Like all art, the price ($745) is worth it if a piece speaks to you.

Available at Bird Williamsburg, 203 Grand Street, between Bedford and Driggs Avenues (718-388-1655 or shopbird.com). To see styles, go to fortmakers.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Fort Makers

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203 Grand St
bt Bedford & Driggs Aves
Brooklyn, NY 11211