Una Burke is the exceptionally talented designer who exhibited in the foyer of Vauxhall Fashion Scout throughout London Fashion Week. On display was a beautifully sculptural, vegetable-tanned leather headpiece, featuring slices of flesh-coloured leather curving around the contours of the head and bolted together with bronze nails. The stunning, and highly complex piece, is part of a conceptual collection entitled, Re.Treat, which is based around a series of eight human gestures associated with the healing stages of human trauma. Many of the pieces within the collection are reminiscent of prosthetics and medical braces, with a carcass-like form which is broken down into sections. Arm pieces, leg, neck, head and shoulder pieces sit as wearable items of armour-like art, and can be interpreted as art or as a fashion accessory.

Exquisite in both form, texture and colour palette, Burke’s pieces showcase her immense talent and technical ability. If you missed the exhibit, see more of Burke’s designs here.

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