Cristian Dior Haute Couture SS13
The secret garden

The Dior woman is a blooming flower.
In a secret garden, decorated with bushes and trees, Dior sets its Haute Couture show.
This is the second collection by Raf Simons as head of the maison Dior and his success means revenge on all those who did not consider him as talented as his predecessor, John Galliano.

In this collection, presented in Paris for Spring / Summer 2013, we can clearly note movement, structure and a keen study of detail. The flower petals and buds appear on the long dresses, on the puffy skirts and on the blouses.

Simons has shown great talent and artistic sensibility, he is perfectly able to decline the ancient concept of handmade clothing in the modern age and current fashion, where elegance, can be clearly distinguished.

The evening attires are either long and narrow silhouettes, or full black pantsuits, combined with jackets or boleros embroidered with roses and accompanied by flowery gloves in the soft colors of spring.
It really seems like a fairy tale, what Raf Simons has told through his collection. The long balloon skirt, the dresses and their long trains make you think of a princess at a royal ball, and on the other hand the superimposed short dress with an apron pleated asymmetrical cut reminds of a modern day Alice in Wonderland.

Post by Dario Faggi

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