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The Fall according to Maria Grazia Chiuri

We take a look at some of the creations in the Dior fall 2017 collection, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Place art at the center of your life. Express who you are through a series of memorable gestures. Be unforgettable.

It was in the 19th century, in the heart of the great and modern city of Paris, a place of freedom and an alluring draw for the artists and intellectuals described by Charles Baudelaire and later by Walter Benjamin, that clothing, for the first time, became an essential component in the manifestation of ones personality, for both men and women.

It was initially the bohemians who, through the manner in which they were dressed, exhibited their independence. Their lifestyle pushed romanticism to the extreme, placing it somewhere between a work of art and performance. Very much like the Beautiful  Losers of Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard, those neo-bohemians of present-day Los Angeles for whom nothing conventional matters, who reject mainstream art, and participate in new forms of street art, as incubators of protest and spirituality.

Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director of the Dior women’s collections, was inspired by these themes in designing the Fall 2017 collection, while remaining faithful to the new generations of women adapting to the rhythm of contemporary  urban  existence,  determined  to  assert  their  individuality. This highly inventive circularity, this way of looking at things retrospectively and moving forward according to the continual propulsion contained within both fashion and art, this way of analogically gathering the most diverse elements (influences, bodies, musculatures, objects, exclamations, words, clues, colors, attitudes), results in a series of pieces that can be put together and reinvented in a different personal style each time.

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