October 16, 2015
By Marius Brianski
Photos Courtesy of Christian Dior
Paris, France – Light and delicate like the princess from so many fairytale presented by Raf Simons, we find her present in the new Christian Dior collection for Spring/Summer 2016.
Like the hill created from Delphinium the garments in the opus are fresh and pure. They create a soft, romantic mood. This is very different from the harsh reality seen in media. Here the Dior heroine is shown as far more young and innocent. This is achieved through a) the use of multiple layers and b) playing with lengths.
Much knitwear is present in the looks from the cropped, chunky tops (some feature eye-catching prints) to the delicate, sheer bottoms with which they are paired. These bottoms include pleated skirts, scalloped panties and high-low skirts. Another highlight are the wool suits and vest. They are a little masculine and have dramatically large and long lapels. Some suits taper from the waist down.
One can also find dresses and lose coats in chunky, contrasting vertical and horizontal stripes making a bold statement. For the more extravagant client one can see her in parkas, which hare covered in floral appliqués. The colors are white, black, light blue, red, navy and rose. The accessories include high chokers, bags of many sizes and pointy toe strapped mules.
To simplify and concentrate on a line that expresses an idea of femininity, fragility and sensitivity, without sacrificing strength and impact,” is the principal idea behind the message of the collection’s author. His point is well made.