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Dior Couture SS2016

Feb 09, 16 Dior Couture SS2016

The task of reviewing a collection of the house, whose name became appellative in the world of haute couture, orphaned after the “sudden” departure of its creative director, is, quite frankly, not an easy one. Raf Simons, “fleeing” the Dior in the mid-season and taking with him ‘’his right hand’’ of atelier, left the team of young and, most likely, talented people caught, according to the shown on the catwalk, a bit by surprise.

Atelier is struggling to not lower the bar, which, alas, is very high. However, not everything is so pitiable: looks inspired by a CD patented “new look” – fitted silhouettes flaring at the hips are quite convincing. As we know, in times of a crisis, time-tested values ​​help to stay afloat. Yet some innovative details – bell sleeves of a bar jacket, asymmetrical neckline of dresses and not so customary for Dior side slits on the pencil skirt – give the collection a fresh look. The one for which four years earlier the investors called architect-minded Simons to their house.

The central diamond in the LVMH group’s necklace still benefits from almost unlimited facilities – just look at the quality of the tissues from which the garments are sewn, to realize that the bar is “held” so high largely by them. It only remains to pick a decent cutter.

Photo credits: Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages

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