Hosted in a timeless and breathtaking conservatory in Paris, Creative Director, Raf Simons showcased his 2015 Couture show for Dior. The scenery was a modern take on historic art and fashion. Props in the shapes of fruit placed on the runway as if plucked from a historic oil painting and rolled onto the violet catwalk. Inspiration taken from medieval times reflected into chain-like details acting as an accessory. Hints of Pointillist detailing was shown in the décor of the show – the angular window panes looked as if Dior took it’s own personal spin on classic stained glass.
Simons took this fairytale collection by the sleeves – reinventing sleeve lines with unique treatments. The standout pieces in this couture show? The coats were catching undivided attention from everyone in the audience. Simons stated that the design process behind the uncommon coat/cape silhouettes started with a square blanket into which a hole would be cut and sleeves afterwards attached. The contrasting of ethereal floor-length dresses of weightless materials and heavy coats showed a sense of sensuality and strength – keeping with the undertone of what Dior takes pride in creating.
Celebrity spotting at the Dior couture show: Grimes, Lupita N’yongo, Emily Blunt, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Chiara Ferragni.