Saturday, September 27, 2014
PFW - Christian Dior SS15 RTW
Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-To-Wear
Q: Is it too much to say that Raf Simons designing for Dior is the best thing that happened to the brand? I know Galliano was a genius, but whenever I think about him, it's always in a past-tense; he "was", he "did", he "achieved". The future stands with Raf, and this collection proves further proves it.
Loving that the show was from the Louvre, where Marc Jacobs traditionally held Louis Vuitton. This is huge! Two of Paris' biggest; these companies have been dancing around each other for ages, and now they're even swapping locations.
But the best thing about this runway is that it completely seemed to disappear... According to style.com, the runway was just a mirrored silver box, placed in the center of the courtyard so the walls reflected on it, playing with the architecture and making the location itself almost dissolve into itself... *awesome*
The clothes and accessories themselves where an epic mash of the past and future of Dior, again very symbolic. The start of the show brought us great rib-wear (I love me a good ribbed top), which were paired with gorgeous, shaped skirts and beautifully tailored trousers. Reminiscent of underwear from a different time. So much beautiful details, embroidery, the cuts.... This collection is everything Raf is good at, and what he does time after time. But it still looks fresh. And so futuristic... Dare I even say... "Dr. Who".
Ah, I know I'm coming off as such a fan girl - but what can I say? Raf, you rock my world. Bravo. xx