Inspired by interior design and interested in bold, lively shapes and forms, Valeska creates distinct and undeniably modern garments.
With their quirky color palette, playful silhouettes, and unorthodox materials, the pieces presented in fashion designer Valeska Jasso Collado’s graduate collection for the University of Westminster further blurs the already-evasive boundary between high fashion and contemporary art. Inspired by the eccentric shapes and bold hues characteristic of Memphis Furniture, an innovative yet classic American interiors company, Valeska’s avant-garde line boasts a peculiar and exuberant aesthetic.
Comprised of latex-laden forms and stiff-yet-streamlined contours, Valeska’s collection proves that fashion is not limited to traditional fabrics and textiles. Using metal, foam, and latex, she creates pieces that are as playful and fun as they are edgy and fashion-forward.
Given the garments’ unconventional composition, Valeska employed a very unique process to create the collection. Using foam as the foundation, she then applied latex and structured each piece with distinctive folds and puckered pleats reminiscent of origami. The final product – a line exhibiting saturated, sugary colors, sleek and slick textures, and out-of-this-world construction – portrays Valeska’s experimental, original, and unabashed approach to her work.