Christian Dior Paris 2012
Yesterday marked the official arrival of Raf Simons under the Christian Dior banner with an offering of highly coveted couture gowns and attires that had made the entire fashion world drool during Paris Haute Couture Week 2012.
Regarded as one of the most highly anticipated designer debuts in fashion history, Raf Simon’s use of a mixture of modern and pre 1950’s décor was prominent in this collection. The line was very clean and had a touch of femininity about it. Simon’s debut line is a true homage to Dior’s ideology.
However it must be said that the Belgian designer had injected his own twist to the collection as we had previously stated his designs may not always scream out femininity an ideal example would be of that of his first look a tuxedo featuring a bar jacket, it seems that he has used his past endeavours at Jil Sanders as part of his muse for this collection. Barring a few looks there had been a spread of amazing party frocks, couture gowns and dresses that captured Dior’s essence and judging by this collection it may be hinting to Dior fans of the route the creative director plans to take (a more youthful direction).
Our note: The Paris collection was far from being beautiful, a clichéd note to say but it was beyond anything of which the fashion world has seen, with such an array of pieces each beautifully crafted to create an image of a youthful era, we feel that Raf Simons demonstrated the ability to not only capture the Dior’s iconic image but he encapsulated the future of the fashion world.
It would a little sadistic to call Raf Simons a virtuous replacement for John Galliano because the fact is what Galliano had produced for Christian Dior was unprecedented, Galliano paved the wave for the modern and chic image that Dior are renowned for in this modern age, however it must be said that Raf Simons is paving the wave for a newer and a refreshed take on the modern and chic image that Galliano had instilled as creative director, we feel that Raf Simons has the potential to take and catapult Dior to an even greater height and the is indication is evident in his debut collection.
Congratulations to Christian Dior and to that of the amazing Raf Simons.
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