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July 07, 2015

Dior’s Haute Couture Fall 2015 Collection Decoded

Text by Wyanet Vaz

Dior’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ features an entourage of artistically crafted ensembles and an extensive set laden with forbidden fruits. Raf Simons compels you to come take a bite

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For those who aren’t familiar, Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights is a thought-provoking concept revolving around the perils of damnation. The triptych features the ever-mythical Garden of Eden and the forbidden fruit. Dior picks up from this point and unravels their own interpretation of the garden. Raf Simon’s tryst with gardens happened during his first show in 2012. He has come a long way since, and his take on ‘paradise lost’ is only proof.

The set told a story of its own with a purple ramp and long stained glass-like panels that did everything to amplify the impact of the clothes. Structured yet flowy ensembles came to the front in the form of feathered ethereal dresses and velvety cloaks. White gowns with floral hints and organza dresses depicted the heavenly elements of the triptych. You cannot miss the chunky footwear and the brand’s signature ‘Femme Fleur’ that has always proved to be good juju. The absolutely extensive showcase was quite a surprise from Simons who was earlier known for his understated take on fashion. That being said, we look back at Mark Twain’s famous statement, ‘The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become.’

Beauty Notebook: How to get this look?

Peter Philips, creative and image director for Dior Make-up, created a natural and minimalist look. Follow these easy steps if you want to go the nude way.

Complexion: Blend Diorskin Star Fluid Foundation into the skin for a perfectly even and luminous base. Conceal any redness or blemish with the Fix it stick. For the dewy finish, add a few touches of Skinflash.

Eyes: Keep the eyes bare except for a ring of translucent peachy coral which you can create using Diorshow Mono in Pareo. Apply eye shadow lightly across the eyelid, and blend out towards the temples.

Lips: Use Lip Maximizer for a subtle shine.

Nails: Use Dior Vernis Grège n°413 or a nude shade that would match your natural skin tone.

Hair: Keep your hair natural. Make sure your gentle curls fall loosely over the shoulders.

Watch a time-lapse video of the construction of the set:

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