The Creation of a Masterpiece

Backstage at the runway…

A scene of pure exhilaration and delight–there is a flurry of frantic movements and delightful grins. A scene of creative thought and careful precision–there is a motion of quick, dexterous hands and mindful, aesthetic alterations. A scene of blissful chaos–there are hair stylists creating wonders in a matter of seconds; there are make-up artists taking a blank canvas and painting a wonderful, detailed design; there are stylists and dressers making sure that the pieces fit perfectly, that the pieces look and feel luxurious and magical; there are models being transformed into the dreams and wishes of the designer, smiling and giggling in the hectic atmosphere. And there is the designer, him or herself, the maker of the image of true beauty, the creator of the beautiful works full of substance and depth. In this scene of wildness and thrill, intriguing mysteries are kept confined. Hidden secrets are eagerly waiting to be exposed. Designs of undeniable creativity and thoughtful detail are waiting to glisten on the runway, for all the world to see.


Fashion Week Spring 2013 was filled with wonderful surprises, tantalizing indulgences, mindful references, wild thrills, and classic simplicities. The designs embraced the concepts of modern individuality, freedom, and acceptance. The designs embraced theatrical impressions, futuristic complexities, passionate emotions, romantic feelings, wearable simplicities, natural wonders, and the beauties of variety. And the models who wore these designs were just as stunning. Whether it were Alexander McQueen’s beekeepers, with their netted headpieces and perfectly fitted corsets; whether it were Dries Van Noten’s urban bohemians, with their stark white sunglasses and lush, pink lipstick; whether it were Valentino’s subtle seductresses, with their hair tied in elegant buns, the models conveyed both the meanings, accents, and sensations of the designs perfectly. And this was because of the time and energy that was developed and devoted backstage…




There is a common purpose among all of the talents that work, excel, and ultimately, succeed backstage. And that purpose is to create a masterpiece. Hidden from the curious eyes of the audience, backstage is where the true desires of the designer appear, where the essence of the piece is first shown, where magnificent design is further developed, becoming something truly memorable, something truly worthy of attentive thought and praise. Because of the tireless efforts backstage, the transcendent importance of the messages of the alluring designs are revealed. New, beautiful meanings are able to be exposed for all to see.


Backstage, the designs have been given a life of proud determination and worthy glorification. Models are giving the exquisite pieces loud, bold voices and unforgettable, stunning stances. Amongst the thrilling gaieties and powerful visions, creativities awaken, details glisten, and designs soar. Backstage is where the powers of fashion, art, detail, precision, and movement come together. Backstage is where the talents of design, make-up, hair, style, and alteration unite. And…


Backstage is where fashion comes to life.

Photo Credits: Vogue