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Dior Couture FW 2012

Aug 25, 12 Dior Couture FW 2012

A week before the start of haute couture fashion week in Paris here and there: in the streets, in the subway, in restaurants – started appearing people that seemed from another world. Like snowdrops making their way to spring sun and disappearing after couple of days. The long-awaited week began. Everybody is looking forward to the “miracles” on the catwalk. And miracles happened.

Not so long ago Christian Dior fashion house ceased to work with John Galliano. A sad story but with a positive ending. A new designer was found. Raf Simons was appointed an artistic director and presented his own fall-winter 2012-2013 couture collection. As expected, it was kept in Dior “boundaries”. The jacket and cigarette-pants ensemble is again simple, black, no frills. For those pants Raf picked different dresses variation that, in my opinion, was quite excessive.

Midi dresses and coats were not so plain featuring a belt with a metallic sheen. To make silk play and become more significant, designer brought in a short little bustier-dress and a sophisticated necklace.

Dresses of bright colors (blue, lime, red, fuchsia), heavy and light fabrics, fur, mixing of structures rather surprised and weighted the general line of the collection.

I talked about flowers at the beginning of the article not without a reason. Flowers were present at all the shows this summer. Those colorful creations of nature not only decorated the walls, but appeared on fashionable prints and embroideries, a hit of the season. Yellow, blue, pink flowers dazzled and evoked emotion, but not more. The collection lacks enthusiasm and creative brutality: the very notes that Galliano added to make it “play.”

Photo credits: Dior Couture

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