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Chimaera by Leyre Valiente#hAUTE cOUTURE meets art & science fiction

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Chimaera by Leyre Valiente

Leyre Valiente’s S/S 2013 COLLECTIONis inspired by an imaginary creature called Chimera or Chimaera (Greek: Χίμαιρα Chímaira). Chimaera was, according to Greek mythology, a monstrous fire-breathing female creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of three animals — a lion, a snake and a goat. Usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that ended in a snake’s head, the Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra.
The designer seeks to take us on a fictional and metaphorical journey from fetus to Chimaera. From pure and innocent to the perplexing yet alluring ”monster” we become as we enter adulthood. Like a worm builds its cocoon, where it grows and evolves to a fine butterfly, protected by the external threats of the environment, so does Chimeara; by withdrawing into a shell where it gradually builds its existence. Like the human embryo undergoes the various stages of evolution from an invertebrate being to a perfect and functional skeleton, so does Chimaera. All the previous led the Spanish designer to create a series of dresses with elements that refer to both the human and animal bone structure, veins, insect wings and cocoons, so modern and fresh; totally out of the ordinary, meant to make a strong visual impact!

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Chimaera by Leyre Valiente

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Chimaera by Leyre Valiente

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Chimaera by Leyre Valiente

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Chimaera by Leyre Valiente

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Chimaera by Leyre Valiente

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Chimaera by Leyre Valiente

Leyre Valiente’s take on fashion:
”For me fashion is a way of expressing myself as a painter expresses himself through his paintings. We sew instead of painting, but it’s the same. It’s art. As a movies and art lover, my designs are highly influenced by them.”

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Chimaera by Leyre Valiente

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Chimaera by Leyre Valiente

Designer’s biography:

Leyre Valiente entered University Rey Juan Carlos in 2003 to study Audiovisual Communication, and during this period she worked as a costume designer and production assistant in several audiovisual productions. She attended courses of Photography, Drawing, History of Clothing and Textiles, and Costume Design for Movies by Gumersindo Andrés, twice Goya (Spanish Movie Awards) nominated.

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