For Autumn Winter 13 ' Serpent & Ladders' Collection insiration came from far and wide; The trippy magnification of laces from the 1850's, the photographed skins of reindeer, darwn pheasants and serpents. Mazes of bleached locks and shattered willow print pottery. Formaldehyde immortalises Toucans and Rabbits and the inner pages of old books merge with dusty board games and the frozen rainbows of Antarctica.
The colours and mood of the Gothic Poet Coleridge's 'Rime of the ancient mariner' sets the undercurrent for the season. Colours are rich and luxurious but also off with an air of the strange. Decayed neon pastels against oil spills.