Alice V Robinson
As an accessory designer I work a lot with leather, a co-product of the meat industry. I therefore wanted my collection to reflect an element of the industry I believe in.
I purchased sheep no. 11458 in October last year from Pikesend Farm, 5.4 miles from my home in rural Shropshire.
My choice in keeping 11458's number as the name of my collection is to show a contrast between its worth in one industry and its abandonment in the other. Therefore, the entire journey from the field sheep 11458 lived in, to its slaughter, through to the tanning processes and accessories production has been documented.
The collection is a collaboration of design and of restriction, working within sheep 11458's pre-defined parameters. With each differing piece sitting beside one another a greater picture is able be unearthed and hidden traces of a former life are to be deciphered: age, breed, time and place of life.
School of Design
MA Fashion Womenswear, 2018
Alice Robinson is a British Womenswear Designer whose work explores a future contemplation of luxury accessories. Her collection has been made from one sheep, no 11458, purchased from Pikesend Farm close to her home in rural Shropshire.
- BA Fashion Womenswear, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, 2016
- ROKSANDA - Accessories Intern