Thursday, 19 April 2007

Rebel Yell

Mexican-born designer Renata Morales turns up the volume on the Canadian fashion scene. Her brazen use of prints and embellishments are counter-balanced by woman-friendly seams and baby-doll-inspired cuts on dresses and ruffled tops.
Morales says she is not inspired by a single theme but by a series of thoughts and influences. "Music, to me, could be the highest form of art that communicates without time or borders," she says. The same can be said for her painting and design aesthetic. Morales recently held an exhibition of her artwork entitled Carnet de Reves wherein ghostly abstract sketches are doused in overlapping red, blue, and beige paint, creating the effect of a vibrantly streaked canvas.