Like I said, couture is like a laboratory. Anything can happen, and it's okay. With all creative sources and forces work together to create something new, something inspirational, we can't help but wonder how a designer can come up with a particular idea. The only way to figure it out is to ask the designer himself, but if it's with Donatella Versace, who hates the question "What is the inspiration of the collection?" the most, or as in my case, not granted the access to direct question, we all can just wonder.
All breathing creature can not escape being inspired by nature, and just like Jean-Paul Gaultier (I think) inspired by insects, for this particular look of Dior Haute Couture Fall 2013, which Tim Blanks, one of few people who can get any access to any designers to any show (maybe not for so easy as it used to be to JPG in the future, unless, quoting Monsieur Gaultier, he "brush up on your fashion history" ), referred it as a dress created using Japanese Shibori process, I simply recalled a soursop skin I used to get hurt by when I was a kid.
Tim didn't explain further which Shibori technique Raf might have used (there are hundreds of it), but I can not stop thinking that the texture resulted from the process is simply marvellous. Most of Shibori techniques are aimed for dying/colouring process, but in every step of a technique there's tying step, which I believe being used to create that kind of texture.
Signorefandi, it's sourly beautiful it's salivating!