Christian Dior 2014 Spring and Summer collection at Paris Fashion Week
Christian Dior presented its new Spring and Summer 2014 ready-to-wear collection designed by Raf Simons during this week’s 2013 Paris Fashion Week.
The venue for the third collection by Simons was the stunning Musee Rodin, and Dior’s models walked the runway in an enchanted Eden, made up hanging creepers and an abundance of colorful flowers that was also became part of the color palette that the designer brought to the silhouettes.
It is a brand new woman for Dior and a metamorphose for the French luxury label.
The collection still retains the classy heritage of the brand with its modern elegance and perfect lines, like the traditional but updated black suits and the use of brocades, but now it is something more fresh, lively and spontaneous, with Simons also throwing off guard the numerous fans of Dior with different and more exciting designs that have been seen in recent past.
There were numerous floral skirts from flowing to tight tubes, dresses with horizontal bands of words written on them to break the uniformity of the floral patterns.
Over the knee belted shirt dresses were modernized with bare shoulders and backs, but also high-waisted tailored shorts and pants to go with very tailored jackets, but worn over patterned or slightly glitzy tops.
Light colored metallic pea style jackets and vests were worn with see-through gauzy skirts and after setting aside the florals and single shade metallics, the designer turned to multi colored stripes on silk dresses with racer cut backs.
Other dresses featured cut black bands that were attached from the breast line to the hems, and while the models strutted down the catwalk you could see through the bands to see more floral prints peaking out and more of the same was seen on the back of several frock coats.
The finale of the show was still another take on the collection, with dozens of gowns in metallic floral prints, with Raf Simon taking the house of Dior to a completely new level of gorgeousness.