LEYRE VALIENTE

Лэйр Вальенте
Chimaera

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LEYRE VALIENTE is a luxury spanish fashion brand that creates high quality elegant avant-garde garments. VALIENTE BY LEYRE VALIENTE, the second line label, is a more wearable and approachable line for everyday life.

The production is entirely made in small ateliers in Spain, with good quallity fabrics (mostly silk), what reduces the environmental impact.

Leyre Valiente, the designer, 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. After graduating in 2008, she entered the Instituto Europeo di Design to study Fashion Design. With her final project she was finalist in various international contests and was included in VOGUE ITALY TALENTS supplement as one of the 180 emergent talents of 2011, after which she has been featured in publications, blogs and webs around the world. During her training period, she worked as an intern in ALEXANDER MCQUEEN in London, and LOEWE in Madrid. She showed her first capsule collection “Santa Sangre” at South 36-32N in july 2012 (Cadiz Fashion Week) to be later invited by Fier Management to show her work in their showroom during the MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK BERLIN, where she was also nominated to an award in the Berlin Fashion Film Festival. Leyre Valiente was selected by the EGO platform to show her last two collections at the MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK MADRID with great public and press reviews.
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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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source: dianov-artru

Интересную фэшн-коллекцию, под интригующем названием CHIMAERA (Химера), представила к весенне-летнему сезону 2013 года дизайнер и модельер из Испании Лэйр Вальенте (Leyre Valiente). Серия ее платьев символизирует метафору жизненного пути, который начинается с состояния плода, простого и чистого в своей основе. Живой организм постепенно наращивает внешние оболочки, чтобы защитить себя от внешних воздействий и травм, и фигура модели обрастает сложными защитными элементами, напоминающую декоративную броню. В результате мы видим выразительные силуэты и формы, в которых анатомия человека органично переплелась с эстетикой эпохи модерна и эволюционными парадоксами животного мира.