To mark their 100 year anniversary, the car company Ford challenged two designers to create a unique dress and necklace, using car parts
To mark their 100 year anniversary, Ford challenged two designers to create a unique dress and necklace, using car parts.
Accepting the dress challenge was Scottish designer of the year nominee, Judy Clark. Known for her tweed work, Clark’s creation includes a fusion of silk, chiffon, car lights and kilt buckles.
‘My reaction when they approached me was one of delight to be a part of such a unique project as it’s very different to what I normally do,’ said the former Alexander McQueen intern. ‘I would say that the inspiration for the dress was taken from the Edwardian period and I actually started to design the dress before the car parts arrived,’ she added.
Designer Katherine Hawkins tackled the necklace challenge, describing it as a tribute to Metropolis, the vintage science fiction robotics movie.
‘When the box of car parts arrived, I didn’t really know what to expect, but once I got them spread out to see how they look and sit and how I could work with them, the idea came very quickly and I was able to use really cool metals, plastics and rubbery bits!’
Eco-chic recycling at its fashionable best!