Christian Dior – Couturier du Rêve exhibition
It is starting to become a trend for fashion brands to host exhibitions, as it is an easy way to communicate about the history and identity of the brand. Just to mention a few; Chloé hosted a Guy Bourdin exhibition in their newly renovated Maison Chloé, Hermès dedicated an exhibition for Leila Menchari‘s window displays, Louis Vuitton’s Voulez, Vogues, Voyages exhibition is currently showing in New York and YSL opened not one, but two museums; one in Paris and one in Marrakesh.
Unfortunately most of the exhibitions have been sadly simple, badly curated and very obviously commercial, as advertising often tends to be. When a product is still in the store, it doesn’t belong to museum.
I want to post only things that I support and I can recommend, which is why I post this picture only now when the Dior exhibition has finished; it was exceptionally bad. Poor John Galliano and his legacy was buried under Maria Grazia Chiuri’s feminism t-shirts.
Dior SS2017 / voguerunway.com
Valentino SS2016 / voguerunway.com
I quess there is a risque of dissapointment if you have high hopes on something.. Sure Maria Chiuri used many – obvious and safe – codes in her debut collection for Dior, but apparently no one reminded her that she’s not at Valentino anymore. I mean the same dress she made one year ago at Valentino is not going to transform into Dior dress just by using the “lucky symbols of Monsieur Dior”
Dior Pre-Fall 2016 / Vogue Runway
Dior Pre-Fall collection designed by no one. Ok designed by the team. Why won’t they publish the new designer already, same with Lanvin! Only one look from Dior caught my eye, the rest makes me miss Raf even more..
Maria Palm shot by Frida Marklund, styled by Martina Almquist, Bon Magazine
LE ÉCLAT – Thinking back to Raf Simons greatest collection for Dior, pre-fall 2015, when thinking about dressing up for holiday season. Not only for pre-christmas parties but also paired with wool dresses or casual mommy-jeans. What a contrast!
I literally shedded a tear when I heard last week that Belgian designer Raf Simons is leaving Dior and latest SS2016 show was his last. He is leaving because of personal reasons, which makes sense. Especially after watching the document Dior and I, about his first collection for Dior, you can tell how much stress he has and you just want to hug him and tell that everything is going to be fine.
Whoever is going to replace him, will step into some really big shoes. You can see Raf’s influence everywhere even he stayed for such a little time. I mean talking about the space trend, remember the Pre-Fall 2015 show in Japan?
Hopefully he will still keep showing his own brand. But for now, bisous Raf. You will be missed.
Fendi SS2016 / businessoffashion.com
Dior SS2016 / businessoffashion.com
TRENDSPOTTING – Dior, Fendi, Acne, Balmain etc. are suggesting some microshorts for next summer. Like Louis Vuitton and Dior did already in cruise collections.
Dior Haute Couture Autumn 2016 / style.com
Strong Game of Thrones vibes in Dior couture. That harness over a white dress would be a nice DIY project.
Louis Vuitton Resort 2016 / style.com
Dior Resort 2016 / style.com
TRENDSPOTTING – Eyes to the future for a second. Are hotpants making a comeback next spring? At least according to Raf Simons and Nicolas Ghesquiere. And do we like these? My vote goes to Louis Vuitton girl! Hotpants paired with loose shirt that covers the upper body, works surprisingly well. But let’s face it, only if you have legs for it.