Runway Report: Christian Dior SS17

Maria Grazia Chiuri conquers Paris Fashion week with her début collection for the brand – and to onlookers’ delight, imparts a new form of grounded, tantalizing feminism to the Dior house for Spring 2017.  It was a rhythmical collection with an undeniable lax current – sheer, illustrated dresses, tulle skirts adorned and embellished lace combined with utilitarian, fencing jackets often decorated with a single red heart, which permitted for an unusual contradiction yet somehow worked remarkably well together.  It all makes perfect sense, as Chuiri explains backstage, because “the art of fencing involves mind and heart at the same time, which women always need if they are to realize themselves.”

A great deal of stark white marked a clear re-birth of the brand, the kind of journey that resets every time a new creative powerhouse takes reign. Chiuri’s appointment marks the first time ever a female dictates Dior’s creative direction.  And she is bringing in change. Another significant sign of change is Chiuri’s playful adjustment of J’adore Dior, tagline made famous by Gilliano, which now reads J’Adior.

Finally, the most talked about piece – a simple but powerful white T-shirt with a bold statement “We Should All Be Feminists”, perfectly paired with a fragile tulle skirt.  Practical and dominant – and hence will very likely entice a whole new audience for Dior.

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