Christian Dior- Spring Summer Women Collection 2013 in Paris (itw)
First ready-to-wear collection by raf simons for christian dior. for the occasion, a huge tent was erected in the garden of les invalides in paris. the designer wanted to give a new meaning to the parisian classicism while bringing modernity and freshness. the models sport glamorous makeup highlighting the eyelids. several black tuxedos open the show followed by suited bustier dresses. neon colours make an appearance on metallic mini `bubble' dresses worn over black shorts. the same for long tunics draped over to one side. tailoring is present in a new version and at the same time becomes a dress/jacket/coat. raf simons demonstrates its rigor and precision and clashes in delivering a collection that it both chic and futuristic. the house of dior with its new artistic director definitely takes a new direction.
music from fashion show
natalia vodianova : when it opens, the first few looks were just kind of a dream come true, when you are looking for that sexy, but at the same time very cool, modern suit, and you find it, and you know that it's perfect.
raf simons : i was very interested in finding out how i could approach the idea of tailoring and i wanted to give it a kind of classism feel, something very parisian in a way for me, but even if they are not in satin or not with a certain colour, to have this kind of very paris kind of feel to it, so it's quite normal, soft small sleeves on the body, already very sensual in a way to have that kind of feel again but as mr christian dior was always so obsessed with giving a lot of movements on the hip, i thought of doing a jacket that looks like a dress as much as possible, very strongly connected to his clothes, with a lot of pleating, and ligne a ligne bar, ligne h and viola.
sidney toledano : it was an exercise on ready-to-wear so all these outfits will go in stores around the world and we will find everything, like jackets and so on... so the direction already taken at haute couture, is here again and with this new impulsion.
eva herzigova :what i really liked were the dresses with shorts, they were very colourful, long at the back and short at the front, it was beautiful.
karin viard :i thought it was really good at first because i think it can be worn by different body shapes, what i like is that it's not only well fitted for models. in addition i found that it engaged with modernity and with beautiful materials.
leelee sobieski : it was very beautiful