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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Ximena Valero and the Art of Transformation
Ximena Valero, the acclaimed designer, calls her line "Transformables". I asked, where did the concept come from? "I was working in New York and began experimenting with folding garments into shapes, and how the shape created from the folds inspired the next fold and then shape." This reminded me of Jackson Pollock, entranced by the free, impulsive and immediate drips proceeded to the next ones in a controlled accident. She smiled and took from her purse a fabric swatch with patterns echoing the great American abstract expressionist painter.