Eco Fashion Friday: Alternative Couture

May 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Kerri Mercer, self-proclaimed ‘mad scientist’ of the fashion world has been creating alternative couture with her company,  Black Orchid Designs for the last 8 years. Based out of Kitchener,  her underground styles are inspired by a mixture of old world charm and futuristic visions.

  For her 2010 Ecofest Barrie Trashfusion design Kerri was “inspired by the cult film Mad Max and the post apocalyptic future world, where we will have to make our own clothes from leftovers”

Kerri (right) with her design and model, Kim Wall, at Ecofest Barrie 2010

Kerri also entered the Milton Trashfusion contest where she took 1st place with her Roccoco and Marie Antoinette-inspired design.

A quick look at Kerri’s etsy shop and you’ll notice her visionary style with alternative influences immediately.

From her feminine “Air Pirate Dress” to her outrageous and beautiful “Brotherhood of the Raven Mask“, you don’t have to be an alternative consumer to find a piece you can’t help but lust after.

Kerri has decided to once again enter out Ecofest Barrie Trashfusion contest, but you’ll have to come to the show to find out what she dreams up this time!

To check out more of Kerri and Black Orchid Designs:

Facebook:Black Orchid Designs Alternate Couture

Etsy:Black Orchid Designs

Some of Kerri’s designs can also be found at Rare Funk in Kitchener, or by visiting

Kerri with her 2010 model and Milton Trashfusion design


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