With Dior’s three shows and four collections already under their belt, chances are that the Swiss duo is that very successor we have been waiting for a long time now, especially as today they took the plunge to appear on the runway to take a bow in some creative-director-worth manner.
Moreover, what we observed today in London, starting from pre-show preparations to the choice of Blenheim Palace as the brand’s cruise 2017 show venue to the runway show itself, is hardly to be called a designer-void brand’s demeanor. Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux have literally Diorized a range of venues in London.
The Dior cruise 2017 collection was brought to the table as a unique channel between French chicness and English aristocracy. And if you spice up the channel with something old, something new from the history of the fashion house, the takeaway will be the entire collection. The British fox hunting theme made a lovely part of the collection appearing both on the runway carpet and on some garment pieces, like, for example, on a dress worn under a black bolero jacket or else on a black knitted sweater matched with flaring white skirt.
After Chanel’s Cuba cruise 2017 show and Louis Vuitton’s resort show in Rio de Janeiro, we are also more than enthusiastic to see how cruise flirty flair looks in the background of London conservatism and aristocracy. It was Dior’s resort 2017 collection brought to light today evening at London’s Blenheim Palace that finally got us staring at London-infused resort pieces, with Gucci’s show at Westminster Abbey still to come.
With every new collection unveiled by the designers, we gradually come to the understating that dense floral canvas, sprezzatura-promising multilayering, a strong handbag game, optical illusion print blocking and some uniquely cut baggy outerwear pieces are to become the key elements to identify Dior’s new style.