Christian Dior Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2015

September 27, 2014 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Paris, womenswear

On Friday the Dior show took place in a new show venue. Cour Carree where Marc Jacobs used to show his collections for Louis Vuitton was the place where history and future met. Raf Simons put his catwalk in the Louvre and by housing it in a mirrored silver box almost made it invisible. Within that box the area was divided into four salons and the floor had futuristic circles of light reflecting on them. The designs too had both historic as well as modern references. And we’re not talking about the fifties or the seventies here, no, Simons took us back a few centuries (18th century). He used references to historic undergarments and took on shapes of hips and sleeves from that same period. He kept things fresh and contemporary nevertheless. Looks in black, white and a splash of pink and yellow towards the end (during a bermudas and long jackets finale) were clean and breathed a chic kind simplicity. Even though colourful embroideries and rows of tiny colored buttons, highly decorated shoes, leather belts and chunky necklaces gave the looks a unique touch. Not to mention those bags, that will do oh so well next season.