Haute Couture SS18: Dior

Dana Mortada   |   23 - 01 - 2018

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Showcasing in the garden of the Musée Rodin, Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri Spring’18 walked a runway of walls fully covered in muslin and black-and-white checkerboard floor. It was a clear Surrealist inspiration behind the extravagant collection.

 

Referring back to Mr. Christian Dior’s archial burgeoning years with the artistic movement, and his collaboration with fellow  Leonor Fini, Chiuri has taken a step back at Fini’s great work, and opened the shot with the artist’s famous saying: “Only the inevitable theatricality of my life interests me.”

 

While the displaying a charming collection, towards the finale the designs left us hanging and wanting more. There was some risk-taking, more boldness, and more dramatic glam. Mainly Chiuri worked in monochromatic colours- black and white, which she explains as “the colors of the subconscious.”

 

Models pranced in bold graphics, lots of feathers and introduced classic art elements- referenced in big lace gowns, a pleated dress creating a etched illusion, and stripes and checkerboards.

 

 

One that caught our eye is the ‘cage dresses’, which projects deep feminity and a surprising sensuality – very much unlike Chiuri rest

 

This time around Dior’s Chiuri kept away from sportswear designs and developed a sophisticated tailoring retro exception, like no other.

 

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