Renee de Brock

Prizes: Connect Ring

Department: Man and Identity

Man-made Animals

A collection of skins from animals that do not exist yet. For her collection of treated leathers and furs Renee de Brock was inspired by the marvellous animals from the BBC series Planet Earth. “And in our times we can create all kinds of new animal species by cloning, genetic manipulation and crossing different animals.” De Brock has given her imagination free reign when she designed Man-made Animals and created three categories for her samples: the green primal animals, the orange amphibios and the blue peltbios, complete with fur and scales. With her new techniques and ways of processing leather and furs she hopes to inspire the fashion industry.

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Photographs: Astrid Zuidema