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February 02, 2015

Dior’s SS 2015 Haute Couture Decoded

Text by Wyanet Vaz. Images courtesy: Christian Dior

Fuelled by the ideas of society, fashion and pop culture, Raf Simons showcases a clever layering of the past and future

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Raf Simons, who usually sticks to his own projections of the future, engaged in a time warp scenario where he showed a 1960s forecast of the 21st century. If you thought his Ready-To-Wear spring collection was the works, this year, Simons pushed the haute couture ateliers to create a clever union of the past and future.

The gardens of the 18th century Musée Rodin made for a perfect venue to showcase the Utopian concept. The centre stage, with spiralled scaffolding and mirrored walls, were set to reflect the ideas of a future that could have been.

As David Bowie’s Moonage Daydream played on the soundtrack, a series of models in photo-printed plastic shifts, gilets and opera coats took traditional and mixed it with the experimental. The typical Dior ensembles were made unfamiliar, graphic and futuristic with lace florals, tattooed bodysuits and vinyl boots in acid bright colours.

Shocking bold hues and architectural silhouettes define what the artistic director believes is ‘decorated yet disruptive’. As he wraps up another fierce collection for the season, Simons gets the last word: ‘I really wanted to express something that felt relevant for today, learnt from then, from the point of view of now; something wilder, more sexual, strange and certainly more liberated.’

Check out a glimpse of the show here:

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