Runway Report: Christian Dior Fall 2016

Everyone is waiting for the other shoe to drop at the house of Dior. So while they wait to find the appropriate replacement to fill Raf Simons’ (although figurative, still quite large) shoes, Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux stepped in to pick up the pieces for Fall 2016 and certainly receive our approval during a transitional period that will have Dior set up for success no matter who they choose to be their new Creative Director.

There was a good mix here. Classic florals and lady-like Dior aspects – as seen in off the shoulder details, beaded embellishment, pencil skirt silhouettes and ruffled peplums – which were layered with the modern construction and cool girl vibes that Simons helped to perfect during his time at the house. With an emphasis on structured necklines that stood tall without a waiver, a twist on women’s suiting and almost perfect coats it culminated in a runway of endless mix and match possibilities.

And though much risk wasn’t necessarily taken, the collection was pleasing to the eye and will certainly keep both editors and consumers happy as a place-holder until someone comes in and takes the reigns. Which makes us wonder; what will everything look like come September?

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