I like to look at luxury collections, such as Dior, for the beauty of the runway presentation and to be inspired by details that will inevitably become important. Dior was even more on my radar this season out of curiosity to see what Maria Grazia Chiuri would create for her debut collection. As the first woman to design at Dior, I was intrigued to see how she would use this opportunity to present her vision of the Dior woman. It appears she is less about fantasy, event dressing and more about the evolving, modern woman, with wearable, if not sportier, fashion suitable for day to night needs.
My favorite pieces leaned towards structured sportswear separates such as a pea-coat and an updated Bar jacket. They looked elegant and modern worn monochromaticly and occasionally paired with texture, as in lace, tulle or leather. A minimalist, sleeveless shift was another winner. I also liked the elegance of a simple palette of black, white and red.
Two accessories had my attention right off the bat – pointy, black slingback pumps in varying heel heights and wide leather strap crossbody bags. I’m sure I’ll be buying into both of these ideas come spring. The wide strap theme continued with a couple of very chic totes – one in polished leather and the other in a retro CD signature print.
Leather pieces added another element that I found edgy in a feminine way. A just below the knee cropped slim pant and a full-skirted bodice dress were the standouts. They’re both silhouettes that could merge well with both classic and funky pieces.
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