About Rebecca Wendlandt
Sewing and design have been a part of my life almost as long as I can remember. I first learned how to sew when I was five, and when I did, a realm of infinite creative possibilities was opened. I spent most of my childhood free time designing and sewing clothes for my dolls, a pastime that naturally progressed into designing and sewing clothes for myself as I got older. My passion for design led me to study fashion and textile design at the University of California, Davis, where I was first introduced to the exciting world of wearable art. For my senior signature fashion collection I designed a five piece women’s evening wear line titled “Insect Couture” inspired by the silhouettes, shapes, colors, and textures of insects and arachnids. In 2006, I graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s of Science in Fashion and Textile Design and a minor in Spanish. Later in 2006, I started my business, “Rebecca Wendlandt LLC” and continue my work in wearable art and custom fashion design.
The body is my muse. I am passionate about clothing the body with garments that make the wearer feel great and confident. Those movements should be free of pain and injury, and so I am also excited to coach others into positive movement experiences filled with strength, ease, and joy.
Exhibitions and Publications:
- Mystique – 2011 – Shown in the Montana World of WearableArt awards show in Wellington, New Zealand.
- Sunset on the Lake – 2011 – Shown in the Surface Design Association’s international wearable art fashion show and competition.
- Allure of the Big Top, Belle De La Mer, and Flirty Phoenix – 2010 – Shown in the Montana World
of WearableArt awards show in Wellington, New Zealand.
- Exuberant – 2010 – Purchased by the World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum for their Historic Garment Collection.
- Solar Flare, Lady Mantis, Lady Dragonfly, Madame Bug, and Madame Beetle – 2010 – Exhibited in the Bead + Fiber wearable art show in Boston, “The Practical, Impractical, & Artrageous.”
- News Article – March 2, 2010 – Couture, right here in Davis, The Davis Enterprise, article by Crystal Lee.
- Exuberant – 2009 – Published in The World of WearableArt (2nd Edition). By Craig Potton Publishing and World of WearableArt Ltd, New Zealand 2009, page 75.
- Online News Article – October 2009 – Custom Wedding Gowns by Rebecca Wendlandt, Sacramento Examiner, article by Danielle Shelbourne.
- Solar Flare – 2009 – Shown in the Montana World of WearableArt awards show in Wellington, New Zealand.
- Exuberant – 2009 – Exhibited in the World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum in Nelson, New Zealand from May 10 until November 5.
- Vortex – 2009 – Shown in the Surface Design Association’s international wearable art fashion show and competition.
- Exuberant – 2008 – Shown in the Montana World of WearableArt awards show in Wellington, New Zealand.
- Eccentricities – 2008 – Shown in Surface Design Journal winter 2008. Volume 32, No. 2, Pg. 48-49
- Eccentricities and Madame Bug and Lady Mantis – 2008 – Shown in Fiberarts Magazine Jan/Feb issue. Pg. 29
- Eccentricities – 2007 – Tied for first place in the Surface Design Association’s national wearable art fashion show and competition
- Lady Dragonfly and Bird of Paradise Jacket – 2007 – Shown in the Larson Gallery Wearable Art Exhibition in Yakima, Washington
- Structural Elegance – 2005 – Accepted into and shown in the Arts of Fashion national student fashion competition and runway show
- Diamond Coat – 2004 – First place in the UC Davis Design by Design student competition
Links to Photographers can and be found on this resources page.