Thursday, July 14, 2011

trompe l'oeil, trompe le monde

Murder, Kali Arulpragasam's latest collection for her label Superfertile, is not the UK jewelery designer's best work. The concept is pretty neat, however, spiky gem-covered discs intended to resemble gunshot wounds and gouged skin:

The idea works best in the images above, with the pieces heavily layered. When styled more sparingly, however, the jewelery does not recognisably connect with the mutilation concept:

Personally I think she should have stuck with shades of dark red, as the pinks and oranges look a little fruity.

Arulpragasam is not the first designer to inject a little gore into her wares - check out Elsa Schiaparelli's 1938 Tears Dress:

The print was designed by Salvador Dali. Yum.

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