San Francisco designer Kaisik Wong was the pioneer of wearable art, and his work remains incomparably exquisite and dazzling! His pieces, mostly entirely handmade without patterns, were brilliant statements of escapism during a tumultuous time and era when handmade clothing became popular as an expression against materialism; a celebration of uniqueness. "He really bridged the gap between the hippie movement and the glam-rock movement," wrote Jon Alain Guzik, author of Radiate: The Life and Work of Kaisik Wong.
Betty Davis wearing a Kaisik Wong design for her 1974 album They Say I'm Different
|From the restrospective exhibit of Wong's designs, presented by Cameron Silver of Decades in Los Angeles, 2002|
"I think the whole body should be a jeweled, radiating beauty."
Kaisik Wong: 1950-1990