Ford UK is getting into some weird stuff celebrating its centenary year. First they made a street art car, and now a crazy outfit.
The dress is made of Ford car parts, designed by two accomplished young British designers, led by nominee Scottish Designer of the Year, Judy Clark. The necklace was the work of Katherine Hawkins from Cornwall who runs a jewellery design business called Creme Noveau.
Describing the inspiration behind the necklace as a tribute to Metropolis, the vintage science fiction movie, Katherine said that she was rather daunted by the prospect when she was approached by Ford.
“When the box of car parts arrived, I didn’t really know what to expect,” Hawkins said. “It doesn’t help that I can’t actually drive so at first I didn’t know what the parts were for! But once I got them spread out to see how they look and sit and how I could work with them, the idea came very quickly and I was able to use really cool metals, plastics and rubbery bits!”
The idea sounds cool, but the end result… well, it looks a bit stupid to be honest! There are better ways to celebrate such occasion, you know. What’s wrong with a vintage car race, or a meeting. Those will make more sense to more people.