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Dior Couture FW2015

Jul 16, 15 Dior Couture FW2015

Just for a few snow-white, milk-flowing and cloud weight looks passing as a leitmotif through the entire Christian Dior Fall-Winter 2015 haute couture collection, we can “forgive” Raf Simons any experiments with the legacy of the great French fashion house. Mostly loose, in the spirit of chemises of young novices preparing for vows in a monastery, with a minimum paraments (a tiny “chain mail” top only emphasizes the innocence, recalling legendary medieval female warriors: Joan of Arc and St. Genevieve of Paris), dresses were inspired, according to Raf, by the creations of Flemish painters (in particular the masterpiece of Hieronymus Bosch “Garden of Earthly Delights”), whose world perception is close to the outlook of the designer.

To satisfy his conceptual heart’s desire Belgian designer created  a number of oversize asymmetrical coats with a single wide fur sleeve and a slit for the other hand.

There were, of course, in the collection Christian Dior’s signature floral prints and a “bar” silhouette  – the DNA and old-school customer backbone of the House oblige. Tulip skirts are magnificen, and the bourgeois rigor of slim flared long dresses is softened with soft colors. Whatever the critics say about the work of the Galliano’s successor, their views regarding his colorist talent always coincide.

Photo credits: Christian Dior / Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com


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