New York Fashion Week FW’12 – Heidi Gardner
RTW Fall Winter 2012 – Heidi Gardner Jewelry
Heidi Gardner finds creativity and beauty in the bizarre. Her inspiration comes from a desire to express the private and hidden sides of our personality; the funny, bold, dangerous and sometimes even raw and grotesque. Heidi’s debut collection, “Creature Couture,” is inspired by both life and death. The idea that we all have an inner creature fighting to break free from the molds of society.I have to say, this was one of the most intriguing and memorable presentations I have so far. It was in layers. The first moment was an ongoing projection on a concrete wall of the creations styled on organs, such as a liver, heart and tongue. Then a surgical tray was presented with the fearless pieces for closer examination. The final layer was and elevator ride to room for an intimate tour of the “Chop Shop.” A bloodied, visqueen covered, make-shift surgical room in a forgotten insane asylum. We stepped carefully through the maze of sticky blood spattered floor and masked models, that appeared to be cut open with unique pieces of Heidi’s jewelry resting on various organs spilling out of them. While in the corner we gazed upon an “active” dissection… the mad doctor holding in his clamp the large pelvic cuff with orange sapphires.
The theatrics and CSI like detail was so gruesome, yet unexpected and impressive. To see more or have a special “Creature Couture” crafted for yourself go to http://heidigardnernyc.com/