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.
Jewelry Influenced by Brazilian Landscapes
Storm Inspired Haute Couture
Project Runway's Siriano Rocks Fashion Week
Cow Inspired Shoes
Nike Fur Sneakers
Gisele Bundchen Embraces Nature in Flip Flops
Disaster Inspired Fashion
Lorick Collection Influenced by Hurricane Ike or Hurricane Hannah?
When Nature Influences Style
Gothic Avian Fashion
Alexander McQueen's Bird-Inspired Campaign
The Protege Collection
Ding Yong's ‘Metamorphosis' Spring 2009
Alexander McQueen Spring 2009 Collection
Cultural Wedding Couture
Falguni and Shane Peacock Bridal Collection
Mario Schwab's Beetle Couture
Siamese Fighting Fish Dresses at Rodarte