Dior Cruise 2016 Collection Decoded | Verve Magazine
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May 14, 2015

Dior Cruise 2016 Collection Decoded

Text by Wyanet Vaz

The infinite blue sky, wicked coastline and artfully crafted Bubble Palace make for a perfect backdrop, as Raf Simons’ architectural-inspired collection humbly replaces the ‘New Look’

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Le Palais Bulles is supposed to be a strong metaphor for Raf Simons’ Cruise collection, as both reflect the future…organically built from the past. Taking inspiration from this Utopian concept, Simons looks towards Cote d’Azur, as he crafts a catalogue of easy silhouettes for those who will spend their vacays at the Riviera.

Colloquially known as the Bubble Palace, the gigantic spheres resemble googly eye balls and garner the fancy of the Instagram lover. Situated between Monaco and Cannes, Le Palais Bulles inspires the ensembles to reflect their playful and comfortable side. ‘Much of the design architecture comes from Mr Dior’s manteaux, his coats. But the heavy fabric is stripped away, the scale is played with and elements of their style are ‘collaged’ into other forms and garments,’ says Simons as he looks back at The Bar silhouette, and makes it his own with complementary taffeta shorts. The Bar suit was became less formal with the playfulness of flip flops. Knitted cotton skirts, pleated silk dresses and body suits are now officially your resort must-haves.

Check out the accessories here:

Backstage Beauty: Get the look
(Photographs by Vincent Lappartient for Christian Dior Parfums)

As Simons’ collection played with checks and prints, Peter Philips (creative and image director for Dior make-up), composed a fresh and very natural look. The dewy finish with baby pink lips work for the Indian skin tone, and you don’t have to be on a beach to try it on.

How to get the look:

Blend Diorskin Star Fluid Foundation into the skin to give good coverage. Add a slight touch of colour to the cheeks with Diorblush Cheekstick in Rosewood. Blend into the cheekbones and chin to frame the face. End with a dab of Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Edition highlighter.

Use the Primer as base for the eyelids. Select an eyeshadow depending on your skin tone from the Eye Reviver palette. Curl the lashes with Diorshow mascara, and define brows with Diorshow Brow Styler Gel and Diorshow Brow Styler.

Use Dior Contour Universel 001 neutral lip liner, and Lip Maximizer in Sunrise 006.

Chose from three soft shades of Dior Vernis: the classic natural Muguet, sunny yellow Sunkissed and tender pink Sunwashed.

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