Christian Dior, the brand synonymous with lady-like elegance, is teaching us a thing or two this season about feminine dressing. While I was slightly underwhelmed by Raf Simons’ debut collection for Dior Couture 2012, I love what he’s designed for Pre-Fall 2013.
I thought he injected just the right amount of modernity and colour play, creating a chic collection that fuses masculine and feminine style tailoring.
With hints of minimalism reminiscent of Celine or even an Altuzarra Resort collection, I was at first concerned that the Dior “shape” was being lost in favour of too much angular structure.
However, I think the clothes above are pieces of such beauty and tap into some key trends- monochrome for one, and the “skirt/dress layered over pants” look that came to the fore last year. There’s the idea that these outfits represent the line between work-wear and after hours dressing.
The collection quickly revealed some of Dior’s more signature styles- the swing coats and dresses, and of course, gloves!
I love the little pops of chartreuse and salmon against the grey. And I’m a complete sucker for a great houndstooth print, so I couldn’t help but fall in love with these pieces!
Have you had a look at the Pre-Fall collections yet? If so, which was your favourite?? Tweet to me @StyleScoopDaily and comment below :)