September 29, 2012

Elegance With A Dose Of Modernism: The Dior Show At PFW

Before the start of the Christian Dior show, the house’s new creative director, Raf Simons, reminded everyone: “I love minimalism. There will often be that kind of aesthetic. But it’s not the only thing, and that’s what this collection is very much about.”

Just like Monsieur Dior himself, Simons aimed towards breaking restrictions, in order to bring fantasy back into fashion and accentuate the clothes’ sensuality.

The show opened with a series of smokings. The iconic “Bar” silhouette (narrow waist, hips accentuated with the help of a peplum), created by Dior, was reinvented and paired with shorts, skirts or simply presented as is, in the form of short daytime dresses. The classic Dior chokers became suave ribbons tied at the base of the neck, while the Ligne A and Ligne H jackets were reinvented as well, the latter turned into a series jacket-dresses. The shiny inserts and romantic embroidery sweetened a suite of black looks, while the explosion of colour came in iridiscent form, for a refined, yet modern effect.

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