Saturday, 29 September 2012

Raf Simons for Dior


Dior RTW S/S13

The one fashion show everyone was waiting for this Paris Fashion Week is the first Ready-to-Wear collection by Raf Simons for Dior. The fashion house seems to have taken a new approach with Raf Simons as head designer. Where John Galliano was all about extravagance and theatre, Simons dug into the Dior archives and showed a minimalistic collection that is clearly his signature.

The collection showed a lot of A-line and H-line dresses, tuxedo jacket-dresses with pleated details. After the fairly sober colour pallet came bold colours and neon accents. The multicolour polyester fabric he used in some looks I could do without. The navy and black dress in pleated tulle is by far my favourite look.

Fun fact: Raf Simons wore a vintage Helmut Lang jean jacket from 1996

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