For her SS/13 collection called ‘Chimaera’, it’s very obvious designer Leyre Valiente found inspiration in the different stages of metamorphosis, realized through animal anatomy + the human skeletal structure (above) depicted in some of the pieces. Thread was sewn underneath fabric to make it look like tendons or veins on the human body. Others had panels that looked like those found on a suit of armor or the exoskeleton of an insect, with a delicate touch. Occasionally, visible stitches were added to look like scars. Leyre also worked with leather, creating a dress silouhette that looks almost regal with it’s high shoulder pleated detail and pockets.
(photos: Miralla y Calf)
(via THE mag)