The show for the spring-summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection by Raf Simons for Christian Dior took place in a setting with the allure of a new, inspiration-rich terrain.
This season, Dior-wearing women are romantic, gentle and natural beauties, their hair blown by a light breeze.
Their dresses are equally airy or delicately pleated, but the contrasts are strong and the lines this side of futurist.
The collection swings between avant-garde and timeless femininity, extending to the accessories.
Set off against the delicacy of a grosgrain ribbon, necklaces are embellished with a metal «8» pendant, in homage to the en 8 line from that first Dior show of February 12th, 1947.
The architectural lines of the Dior Ever and Diorama bags showcase an innovative level of design, which is also to be found in the lenses of the Diorsplit glasses and the point of the sling-back pumps.
His series of images shot by Patrick Demarchelier, author of two books on the creations of the house, pairs looks in color with portraits in black and white, the celebrated French photographer’s favored medium.
Tag – Christian Dior, Pret-a-Porter, Spring-Summer 2016, Patrick Demarchelier, Raf Simons