Second Nature is an exciting new exhibition that neatly ties together work by a riotous roll-call of designers who all interpret the natural world in different ways.
One highlight is the A/W12 maroon dress by Roksanda Illincic. I am an avid lover of flowers so I used warm autumnal shades to evoke an outdoors and sporty spirit, she says.
The embroidery was about the contrast of pairing an oversized tweed motif with decorative flower beading.
Theres also the dress by Alice Temperley, who in the same season, took floral motifs out of their usual flippy daywear format and transformed them into a glamorous, Russian-inspired, go-getter.
And its no secret that nature is never far away from Temperleys work.
Many of my colour palettes and prints come from nature, she says.
Im always inspired by the seasonal changes, how nothing stays still, from blossom to apple picking, cider pressing to the animals and flowers. England is the most beautiful place to be in summer, especially in Somerset where I grew up but Africa is also close to my heart because its so wild and untouched in many parts.
There are accessories too, which tap into the darker side of nature, from Aussie taxidermist Julia Devill to Lara Jensen (Lady Gagas a massive fan), whose knuckledusters, More