For her Dior Fall/Winter 2022-23 Haute Couture collection Maria Grazia Chiuri took inspiration from Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko’s work and the tree of life that is at the heart of her artworks.
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The tree of life represents the connection between all forms of creation and the link between the sky and the earth. Its branches that stretch deep into the group represent the connection between us all.
Maria Grazia captures this through her use of embroideries made from cotton threads, silk threads and yarn. These embroideries require hours of work from the most skilled artisans. They can be found throughout this collection on cotton fabrics, wool crepe, silk and cashmere.
A colour palette of soft neutral tones with the occasional bold colour represents the colours of nature, a combination of earthy tones with reds, blues and yellows offer a subtle nod to the natural world.
The collection is made up primarily of dresses with modesty being at the heart of the collection, ankle-length dresses, long sleeves and high necks highlight the future of dressing where comfort and subtly is at the heart of a woman’s wardrobe.
Patchworks on dresses and coats are composed of braids of bronze and black lace guipure. Long, floaty dresses are made from light and airy silk chiffon that follows the lines of the body.
As a signature of all Dior collections, the Bar Jacket has been reinterpreted once again, this time distinguished by vertically smocked fabric and parts with a skirt, structured by ribbons, forming a Basque.
Hand-loomed fabrics display precious, irregular textures in garments that have no hems but instead a smooth, seamless finish. While wide silk or cotton embroidered trench coats are paired with long dresses.
Maria Grazia celebrates tradition and the beauty of materials with this collection. Generations’ old techniques continue to be at the forefront of design, highlighting their importance for years to come.