A collection with a soul, solid, full of references to the past and original ideas for the future. Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of the french maison, scored another point in her brilliant career as a fashion designer and for the haute couture fall/winter 2017-18 collection by Christian Dior shows not only how she is familiar with the heritage of the French fashion house, but, above all, to love it.
Only in this way from tradition, as if it were a magic top hat, you can draw out creations that depart from cult pieces, like the Bar jacket, to become something just as beautiful thanks a fresh and captivating design able to transform typically parisian allure in something of unversal.
Are the outerwear, pure or processed in long redingote-dress which serve as elegant evening dresses, the true protagonists of a collection that really gives all to its customers: for every hour of the day and for any occasion, as happened one time ago, there is the perfect garment to wear. Dior tries a sort of re-education at the art of well dressing in public, an art that once was a habit and today only a mannerism.
Party dresses, created in the atelier from hands of gold, play with transparencies, overlays and unreleased cuts enhanced by decorations and precious embroidery that give birth to beautifully designed outfit
Very feminine and refined, the new Dior collection is a hymn to haute couture and gentility, to high craftsmanship and iconic muses of a vanished age for which wearing appropriately was an act of love for themselves and society, not pure vanity. And Maria Grazia Chiuri, with tenderness and grace, moving just looking for this lost time, proving that its strong and lavish pace, after all, has never ceased to beat. It's up to us now listen, find and choose it both as a rhythm as a way of life.
Mood: Tradition holds the future
Lenght: absolutely long for coats, dresses and pants; at the knees only for daily look with dresses and circle skirt with panels
Breadth: not wrapped, but comfy
Colors: nude, grey, golden, white, black, red, pink powder
Fabrics: wool, crepe, satin, silk, voile, tulle, velvet tweed