Fashion is a clear form of expression for a designer. They carefully sew stitches and choose the best material to convey exactly the look they have in mind. As with a painter with his brush strokes on a canvas or a poet with his skillful play with words.
Some designers stand out from the rest with the way in which they incorporate strong artistic flare within their garments. A bright, abstract shirt can scream 'Picasso' or a pop-art print tee can evoke Warhol vibes. It's not easy to do in an organic and original way but some designers are blessed with an innate ability to create a piece of art which we get the chance to wear. It's the most organic and pure form of self-expression, which generates the most beautiful and unique pieces one has often ever seen.
Valentino is the true master of transcending art in to the wonders of the fashion world. The beauty of the detail on his garments is second to none. As seen by the exquisite embroidery on the dress below and the sensational feather-work shown in his skirt. His talent is unquestionable and you can't help but be in awe of his creations, as well as feeling the immense desire to try on such an incredible, couture piece from his collection.
Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013-14 Collection
I have visions of MOMA and Prado injected streets, with walking masterpieces worthy of a spot on the most coveted museum walls. This Fall we're becoming the art, and it's important to do it justice.
No longer is every street a catwalk, it's a gallery.
(Photos courtesy of www.valentino.com)