Dior Spring 2016 Couture is certainly one of the most anticipated collections at this year’s Fashion Week in Paris. In addition, Dior has always been synonym for high elegance and impeccable attention to details. This is the first show without Raf Simons, Dior’s former creative director. For the last three and a half years Raf Simons revitalized “Dior woman” and from collection to collection amazed fashion world with his creations. First look of this year’s collection reveals that Dior went in the other direction and moved away from a recognizable Simon’s signature and presented a collection dominated by bare shoulders, lace and daring combination of patterns. Cuts continue to reflect the aesthetics of Dior, somewhat oversized, three-dimensional lily of the valley and insect beading invoke Dior’s distinctive love for details, but the rest of the collection did not offer anything spectacular. At the point, the whole collection seems somehow incomplete and far from clean rich lines which are so typical for Dior.
The entire collection has been done fair enough, but without the “wow” effect that made Dior fashion shows in the centre of sweet fashion anticipation.
Knowing the background of the story, from collection itself is evident that Dior is in a transitional phase of seeking new fashion direction. We strongly hope that the new collection will offer a much more coherent and more complete, self-contained story and that Raf Simons will get worthy replacement as creative director of Dior.
All collection here: www.fashiongonerogue.com
text by Ksenija Vekić