Animal: The Other Side of Evolution by Ana Rajcevic

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London College of Fashion graduate Ana Rajcevic has created a series of tusks, horns and spines for the human body.

Called Animal: The Other Side of Evolution, the sculptural pieces are based on exaggerated animal skeletons and designed to fit over the face, neck and head.
They’re made in complex moulds from fiberglass, resin and silicone.
Rajcevic’s project won the London College of Fashion MA Design Award 2012.
Photographs are by Fernando Lessa.

The project is grounded in a unique visual interpretation of animal anatomy, building upon existing skeleton structures to create a series of sculptural pieces that appear as natural properties of the human body, suggesting strength, power and sensuality.

Concepts of mutation and evolution are explored in order to develop a contemporary cross-image of human and animal, an atemporal, supreme creature, beyond past and future.The goal was to fabricate a collection of 8 pieces of personal adornment, that would not be specifically categorised as jewellery or accessories.

The idea was to step out of the traditional jewellery/accessories context in order to develop a ‘new breed’ of precious objects that can be exhibited both separately on their own and fully attached to the human body.All of the objects were handcrafted creating multi-part master molds, using gelcoat, fiberglass, resin and silicone rubber.

The pieces perform a double function: they exist as fashion objects attached to the wearer, as well as separate art works, exhibited in gallery spaces. Because of this dual quality they can be considered fashion artefacts in the true sense: objects of desire, rather than just mere adornments.

WINNER OF THE MA DESIGN AWARD 2012, LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION, UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDONdezeen_Animal-The-Other-Side-of-Evolution-by-Ana-Rajcevic-3

Model: Anna Tatton
Hair and make up: Sarah Frasca