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March 11, 2016

Dior Ready-To-Wear Autumn Winter 2016-2017 Decoded

Text by Tanisha Choudhury

It was a collection focussed on strong, new silhouettes and stunning outerwear

  • Dior Runway 1
  • Dior Runway 2

While the fashion house remains sans creative director, the responsibility of keeping it going fell to the studio team, who did not let us down. The colour palette was distinctly Parisian – dark, with hints of cream and prints — including leopard and others which were hand-painted on or embellished. The outerwear was gorgeous, in particular the softly sculpted coats, many of which doubled up as mini-dresses. The shoulders were draped and concealed or left bare. The silhouettes were interesting and fashion-forward.The collection was designed for a younger woman, and styled as such – with pulled back hair (in the form of princess Leia buns!) and noir lips.

The accessories, also aimed at a younger audience included multiple jangly rings and pointy, two-tone lace-up Mary Janes. We especially adore the new bags that look like enlarged wallets and have an old school charm about them.

The set

Guests arriving at the Musée du Louvre were greeted with a giant mirrored wall, rather like an optical illusion. Even the inside of the set was mirrored and constructed of concentric rings of oxblood velvet and matte silver – representing infinity. The word ‘Time’ was repeatedly chanted over the soundtrack. Was it a reference to Dior’s own history or their answer to the people rejecting the old runway system and fashion seasons?

Take a look at what went into the making of Dior’s exquisite garments:

Front row beauties:

To read about the top 10 shows at Paris Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2016-2017 click here.

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