It’s no surprise that nature influences a number of high-profile fashion and jewelry designers; the environment and haute couture have a number of parallels.
In nature, beauty is organic and not airbrushed or surgically altered. Runway models are similarly not as ‘perfect’ as their counterparts that appear on magazine covers. There are no pretenses in the cruel animal world, and no limits to innovation. Fashion is similarly cruelly selective and yet simultaneously limitless.
Many of these designs play upon the role bright plumage has in the animal world in finding a mate--after all, if it works for birds, insects and moths, there’s a good chance it will also work for humans.
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By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Dec 1, 2008