Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Le Jardin Botanique/Fashion Nurtures Nature

As I strolled through the Insectarium in Montréal's Botanical Gardens recently, I was drawn to recall how much of what is considered beautiful in our lives derives its inspiration from our natural environment. Each crawly bug on display looked like a jewel, or wait, is it that lustry jewels should remind us of nature? These bugs made me think of a different designer's collections in a specific season.

These looks from Matthew Williamson's Fall 2007 collection fit right in with the bugs; shiny and metallic textures, and rich jewel-tones. Fittingly, with my scaling up of my insect photographs, the models waists' look tinier than ever!

Click on this fragile, luxurious-looking butterfly below to see how it resembles the outfit from Chanel's Fall 2009 Couture line.


prettyneons said...

eekkkkkk insects!!!
Those fashion creations are wonderful though!

PeAce & BoWs...
prettyneons X

Ruhvana and Flanelli said...

These animal inspirations are interesting.


bearmod said...

Wow, that's awesome! You even found a dress to match the creepy furry moth! Where's the purple chinchilla bug?

Sandy said...