A World of Many Definitions

Today’s world of couture is a world full of many definitions. Contemporary couture does not have a set look, a set, mundane appearance. In fashion’s modern environment, couture does not have a set of unbreakable restrictions, a set of guidelines or rules that prohibit creativity and modernity to rise to the surface, basking on the runway’s glow. Nothing is holding designers back. Nothing is stopping uniqueness from reaching its fullest potential. With newness and change, fashion has taken couture and redefined it in many different ways, created its many bold forms. Rather than concrete, couture is something airy and free, something that has the ability to alter and transform into something magical.

With the beautiful Spring 2014 couture collections appearing on the runways, this modern world of couture is shown. There is an inventiveness, a wonderful imaginative quality that allows it to shine. Whether it is Valentino’s nature infused designs of animals, plants, and creation or Maison Martin Margiela’s wonderful collection of printed, ornamented mixtures, both collections show the modern world of haute couture, with all of its vivacity and beauty.


A wonderland of creation, of the rise of nature’s elements, of animals developing, of plants growing and flower blooming, of life taking form, Valentino’s Spring 2014 couture collection is absolutely magnificent in its ability to capture the wonders of nature and the beauties that it holds within its infinite paths. There is something so marvelous about these designs, something so breathtaking about their thematic elements on origination and natural development. It seems as if each fashion took a part of the outdoors and emphasized it in a way that was unforgettable. The viewer can not help but be drawn to both the intricate and simple pieces of the collection, seeing the wonders of nature blossom boldly and majestically.

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With accents of sheer, regal lace, and bold feathers…with designs and prints of plants, butterflies, lions, tigers, and cheetahs…with glitter, beading, and floral encrustations… with breathtaking gowns, oversized coats, daring capes, and skirts…with earthy and rich hues of moss-green, dark and light brown, off white, black, gold, gray, and red…the couture fashions in this collection of nature are exquisite.

Maison Martin Margiela

Unique, delightful wildness, uncontrollable spontaneity and thrill, Maison Martin Margiela’s Spring 2014 couture collection is incredible! Each piece in this collection is innovative, each piece carries something bold and fresh within it. In each fashion on the runway, commonness is pushed aside. Repetition is nonexistent. Margiela created a collection that houses within it a lively, individualistic mixture of colors, prints, materials, and designs. The pieces are extraordinary in their artistry and loud expression. Choice and freedom is powerfully embraced as a wonderfully chaotic voice of variety speaks for all to hear. In this collection, the modernity of couture rises to the surface.

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With prints of antique brocade, florals, stars, tattoo designs, and retro and geometric patterns…with accents of glitter, sheer, and foil-like wrapping material…with a variety of embellishments, glitter, and shine…with colorful striped pants, t-shirts, skirts, modern dresses, printed pants and matching jackets, short mod dresses, oversized coats, fearless trenches, printed kimonos, arm-wear of decorative eyes…with kaleidoscopic hues…the couture fashions in this collection of excitement are dazzling.

Today’s world of couture is certainly a world full of many definitions.

Photo Credits: Vogue


2 thoughts on “A World of Many Definitions

  1. Love the geometric patterns, and can’t wait to see all the color for this year, it’s going to be a good one! Check out the Marimekko patterns, some of them are pretty similar.

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