DIOR AW2016/17 Collection comes in black silhouettes as crisp as the sheets of white paper on which they spring to life: dense, textured, embroidered and quilted.
There follow hand-painted dévoré velvets, re-colored jacquards inspired by one of Monsieur Dior’s iconic sketches – the one of the Ice-Cream dress, fragments of color, embroidered motifs atop prints, a touch of leopard… Everything lies in the mix and the compilation.
Looks etch out the contours of femininity in movement, capturing the electric attitude of a rebellious Parisienne on a mission to master untamed territory. Eccentric, whimsical, adorned. She is seductive. Assertive. Fun-loving.
Necklines play on sensual allure; the shoulder is draped, concealed or laid bare; a flash of skin without false modesty. Volumes and silhouettes emerge from the sway of a line, a stylistic circumlocution.
The influence of men’s tailoring and work clothes accentuate the determined stride of an urban jungle explorer. Peplums are asymmetrical and sometimes exaggerated; large pockets on workwear and wide, buttoned martingales offer up a new interpretation of the lines on the Bar suit.
Dior silhouettes with generous volumes define the Dior woman’s new reality, one that is free and dynamic, current and intuitive.
Mobile rings, multi-clip ear jewelry, handbags like scaled-up wallets have multiple compartments, and are paired with cross-body sunglasses cases. A new Dior icon: a bag entirely embroidered or in exotic leather, ostrich, crocodile and lizard mixed together to create an aesthetic friction.