Fall 2012 Couture : Christian Dior
Christian Dior’s couture collection this season is a debut for Raf Simmons. There was a lot of excitement and anticipation to see what his take for couture would be like. I feel it isn’t as bad as the critism that’s been thrown towards it.
Yes, it starts looking like a Jil Sander collection but its to be expected. As the show progressed the dresses has more finesse and richness to them. The embroideries looked really beautiful. Although couture and wearable don’t necessarily go together. This collection had both and I don’t see that as a bad thing. Art and vision aside, this collection did have a different voice.
Hopefully, people will be more embracing to his designs. They weren’t my type of style but I admire it editorially.
There are a lot of different styles in here and the silhouettes are very Dior with a thin and accentuated waist with flare skirts.