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Monday, 20 June 2011

Designer: Jess Eaton

Although it's certainly no longer winter, and there's no need to carry around fur coats for warmth, designer Jess Eaton's collection is something that shouldn't be put to the side. For her Roadkill Couture collection, she uses the remains of animals that died of natural causes and features bizarre accessories such as a necklace made from the skulls of 12 dead pheasants a bolero jacked made from the furs of 50 white rats eaten by her friend’s reptile, and a hat made from four magpie wings, but the designer claims she’s not out to shock the world...

She's incredibly hands on with her work, skinning the animals herself, but her seven year old son Norton doesn't seem too happy with the smell and flesh-eating bugs occupying their home.  The great thing is however, to make her collection was probably completely free.  She hopes her collection to inspire people to think about where their food comes from and how much we waste, essentially all about the true nature of sustainability. Pretty well thought out, right?

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