Discover the new ready-to-wear collection by Christian Dior- care of Maria Grazia Chiuri- shown earlier today at Paris Fashion Week.
Set at the stunning Musée Rodin in a dazzling room 80,000 pieces of mirror, 7.2 tonnes of coated concrete, 20 days of labor-intensive installation, a workforce of 80, and total surface area of 2,200m squared. Yup, the venue very nearly stole the clothes' thunder on this one; You can always count on Dior for a showstopper!
From sequins and glitter galore ready for party season, to a plethora of shades of blue- heavily referencing this summer's couture collection- Chiuri totally killed it with her 1 year anniversary RTW womenswear collection for Dior. Highlights included the sleek, chic black suiting, the huge variety of new headwear shapes, and of course the gorgeous sheer tulle skirts and dresses worn over shorts and bodysuits. I also loved the playful animal embroidery, and particularly fell for the adorable black and red spider motif.
The collection overall was so vast and varied it was often difficult to draw a consistent link, but the majority of pieces were inspired by delving deep into the Dior archives and rediscovering Niki de Saint Phalle, a beautiful French artist and strong feminist in the sixties and seventies, who proudly wore the designs of Marc Bohan on her wild adventures around the world. Taking a step back and observing the collection as a whole, it is clear to see this strong female influence (obviously a running theme for Chiuri- think last year's 'We are Feminist' t-shirts) and a bold boho vibe that transports you back to that era in an instant.
You can check out every look from #DiorSS18 below (beware-there are over 80 looks in total, but it's worth keeping on, I promise!)
Photos by Indigital