Esprit Dior Tokyo 2015 collection decoded | Verve Magazine
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December 12, 2014

Esprit Dior Tokyo 2015 collection decoded

Text by Wyanet Vaz. Images by Christian Dior

Made for real women with real lives, Raf Simons showcases an extreme contrast of styles where fantasy and reality co-exist

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As Raf Simons steers his mothership towards futuristic creations, the Esprit Dior Tokyo 2015 show released a new fashion vocabulary that goes beyond red carpet gowns and fancy evening wear. While we anticipated hints of Japanese influences, we were served a glamorous form of utilitarian fashion. The contrast of matte and shine, evening and day, and a subdued colour palette running alongside bold primaries personified Dior’s hyper-luxurious take on everyday fashion.

There were short plaid dresses worn with flat boots, cotton jackets with knitted cashmere dresses, white cotton pants and mid-calf shift dresses that gave real life clothing a glamorous spin. On the glossy side, sequinned tops and turtle necks appeared like second skin, as Simons layered them with most of the looks. The show’s best pieces were the retro-inspired sweater dresses that were completely rendered in paillettes. Don’t miss the Princess Leia braids that added a soft element to the otherwise sharp ensemble.

With fake snow falling from the rafters in a new kind of ‘Floating World’, Tokyo’s sumo wrestling arena witnessed Raf Simons’ projections of the future.

See images from the set-up of the show first on


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