I never really understood high fashion whenever I see it on TV or online in a video, but after this exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum, I finally got it. The Balenciaga exhibit at the V&A highlighted Christobal Balenciaga’s designs; and being able to see fashion design in a different context — in an art exhibit — provides a different perspective to appreciate it.

What really struck me was the voluminous pink dress that really stood out from the rest of the black dresses in that section. I really want to just put it on and start playing around and flap the sleeves around. I was really inspired by how many people in the fashion design industry was inspired by Balenciaga and his design principles of using materials and simple shapes — and his boldness to design avant garde garments. I would definitely like to take the methods and concepts that fashion designers use in their sketches to apply it to mine.