Quilted textiles and high fashion have always inspired one another. But this Spring 2015 collection from Valentino takes these ideas to a whole new level. Valentino's collection was inspired by Shakespeare, Dante's "Inferno"... and one of my favorite artists, Marc Chagall. I never would have thought to pull inspiration from these 3 luminaries all at once, but the results are just stunning. Almost every look in the collection features some small applique or embroidery. And several of the pieces are flat out refereces to quilted patterns and quitled folk art.
I found these so unusual, and so fashion forward and even wearable, that I thought it would be interesting to share them here.