Pandamonium 2012

Lot 12 Rowan Mersh
Untitled, 2012
Photo credit © JIM NAUGHTEN / WWF-UK

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Pandamonium 2012

Artists, designers and architects turn on the style for wildlife organisation...

Hosting an evening of performance and fashion, at the end of last month, WWF’s Pandamonium 2012 challenged some of the world’s leading designers, artists and architects to create wearable sculptures that illustrate the vastness of the organisation’s work and challenges; the works being auctioned by Phillips de Pury & Company ’til 16th July. With the likes of Hussein Chalayan, Zaha Hadid, and textile-based sculptor Rowan Mersh onboard, the results were diverse, thought-provoking, and often thoroughly avant-garde; understandably, we were blown away.

Mersh’s sculptural origami dress staggering in detail, Julie Verhoeven’s scarecrow-esque outfit disturbing and alluring in equal measures, and an astounding Icarus-inspired dress/cloak from Susie MacMurray (in collaboration with Jo Scorah)… these pieces are not just designers stamping their seal of approval on hastily fashioned slogan t-shirts, WWF have encouraged leading talents to produce awe-inspiring works that bridge the gap between fashion and art; creating a truly special project in the process. Here’s hoping a Pandamonium 2013 is in the offing.

Pandamonium 2012

Lot 06 Stuart Haygarth & Sian Evans
The Temple Tip Bower, 2012
Photo credit © JIM NAUGHTEN / WWF-UK

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Lot 14 Annie Morris
Mother, 2012
Photo credit © JIM NAUGHTEN / WWF-UK

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Lot 20 Julie Verhoeven
Desdemona Morris, 2012
Photo credit © JONATHAN BASSETT

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Lot 21 Jennifer Walshe
Silently & Very Fast
Photo credit © JENNIFER WALSHE

Pandamonium 2012

© Sébastien Pons / WWF-UK

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Lot 11 Susie MacMurray (in collaboration with Jo Scorah)
Icarus, 2011
Photo credit © JIM NAUGHTEN / WWF-UK

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Lot 07 Stephen Jones & Bouke de Vries
Chimera mask, 2012
Photo credit © TIM HIGGINS

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Lot 05 Zaha Hadid
Frozen Aura, 2011
Photo credit © ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Pandamonium 2012

© Sébastien Pons / WWF-UK

Pandamonium 2012

Lot 08, Lot 09, Lot 10
Idris Khan
Wild Horses… After Twombly, 2012
Photo credit © JIM NAUGHTEN / WWF-UK

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