Ever since his installment as head of creation for the house of Dior, Raf Simons has aimed to provide the label with a dash of modern spirit. Thus, subtly detaching himself from the classic concept of haute couture, Simons has enveloped his latest collection for Dior Couture, in a special element, that is most of the time missing from this kind of collections – and that is, accessibility. Simons has successfully managed to merge le métier de l’haute couture – the attention to detail, the minute precision of the creative process, the perfection of each and every cut and seam – with a dose of freedom and freshness.
The inspiration for the Dior Couture collection for the upcoming Fall 2013 season, came from all corners of the world – Europe brought the Parisian savoir faire, America brought the sporty element, Asia brought its culture and traditions, while Africa provided the richness of decorative elements. The four sources of inspiration weren’t however presented one at a time. They came out onto the runway in the sweetest kind of chaos, forming a whirlwind of Bar silhouettes, Japanese shibori patterns, tribal motifs, and much much more – a collection pulsating with dynamism and creativity, but most of all, with refinement.
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