Toronto artist, Michelle Vella, held her first Gallery Pop-Up of art, fashion and home decor at Yorkville Village. Vella is known for her style with vibrant colours and images of famous celebrities.
At the pop-up, her new wearable art clothing line, entitled ” Wide Big Eyes” was launched. The collection is manufactured in Canada.
There were Shell Tank Tops with images of Prince, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Penelope Cruz, and Iris Apfel. The Shift dresses featured images of Twiggy, David Bowie, Penelope Cruz, and Prince.
They are made from stretch fine gauge knit fabric and are printed one a time. The Scuba Jackets were made of neoprene and had images of Twiggy and Prince.
There were pillows and canvas clutch bags (with images of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Audrey Hepburn, and Twiggy),
Vella ‘s new original artwork and limited edition prints were on display as well. The Bob Marley and Marilyn Monroe prints were terrific.
Also available were hand painted Baby Eames Elephants by Vitra (in collaboration with Studio B), with a portion of the proceeds going to Save the Elephants; ISKKA swimwear and Bidinis hand painted leather bags.
Michelle Vella has been a full-time artist since 2015 and is sought after by collectors worldwide. Diane Von Furstenberg discovered Vella‘s work via Instagram and purchased the portrait of DVF.
Michelle has appeared at the annual Artist Project Show as well.