For over forty years Peter Mitchell photographed scarecrows in the countryside surrounding his native Leeds.

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The scarecrows he saw were an ungainly assortment but all showed a wonderful ambivalence towards the usual rules of style. They look at ease; they wear wool coats or anoraks, odd hats, old checked shirts; they like baling twine. Some are faintly sinister, some look drunk, some look oddly kind. They all stand proudly in their country.

Scarecrow 2

Peter’s Yorkshire Scarecrows inspired the E. Tautz AW17 collection which is available to buy in store and online now.

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