Roadkill remastered...

Reid Peppard's collection for RP/Encore puts a whole new spin on recycled and sustainable fashion. The creatures, who form the inspiration and substance of the line, are found in and around London and have died of natural or unpreventable causes. PARK, the designer's second collection of taxidermy inspired jewellery, features a grey squirrel, red fox, and carrion crow. At first when I saw the pieces I felt put off. Dark, they represent a sense of destruction; the essence of brute human triumph and an unyielding self gratifying nature. I couldn't help but be drawn to them though. Their vulnerability and sheer reflection on the transience of life. There is something beautiful and inviting about their nature. A stunning living creature transformed into an everyday and complacent object. The rings, necklaces, and bracelets are cast from actual parts of the animal. Personally, I'd like a fox toe bone ring to wear above the first knuckle on my finger and a fox tooth one to go with it. I'm not sure if this is everyone's cup of tea though. It certainly isn't conventional or traditional. Would you wear this designers work or even support her endeavours theoretically? With the large divide and debate over the ethics of wearing fur and leather her collection seems to have the potential to strike a very sensitive nerve...

Thanks Blow PR for the invite to your Spring 2011 press day.

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