Christian Dior Spring 2014 Couture

“Dior loved movement in his clothes, and I was wondering what would have happened if he’d been in business twenty or thirty years longer, when the sixties happened, when there was a literal movement in society”, said Raf Simons about his Couture collection for Christian Dior. It is all about light, fluttery fabrics and delicate cutouts which tend to portray a woman as a tender, emotional, mysterious and seductive being.

The collection is done mainly in black and white, but with hints of soft pink and light blue. Dresses are made from fine layers of thin, lightweight fabrics, and some of them are embellished with flower petals and sequins, while others are done with beautiful peekaboo detaling.

One of Simons’s  most important inspirations for this collection was the work of Valentine Schelegel, ceramist from 1950-s. He was known for creating postmodern biomorph sculptures made out of plaster. Just like his white objects full of cracks and holes, Simons’s dresses look very refined and fragile. Those subtle forms are representing female sensitivity and vulnerability which is underlined by jewelry as well: all the models on the show wore just a thin necklace which looks like a thread tied in a bow. 

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Images: www.vogue.com

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