The Canadian fashion designer Tabitha Osler’s 2012 graduation collection from the Antwerp academy ‘COAL MINE CANARY’ hovers on the subject of current global environmental decline with an optimistic attitude towards its eventual destruction followed by a regeneration. Inspired by the preservation of energy inherent in the act of gleaning, merged with the transforming migratory patterns of birds in relation to their mutating environment, Osler reflects current trends of environmental awareness and sensitivity. Tabitha's representations of nature conjure notions of the sublime. Her unique approach to materials draw poetic parallels between the practical role they play in their natural environment and the decline of the world they exist in. She draws inspiration from her life's aesthetic impressions and intuition to invoke her vision.