A Look at Dior SS17 Up Close: The Backstage Report
17 October 2016

A Look at Dior SS17 Up Close: The Backstage Report

On Friday, I mentioned on Instagram, that I was suffering from the Post-Fashion Month Blues. It’s now Monday, and I’m still feeling a bit of that, so what better way than to recap one of the biggest moments this season: Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first collection for Dior, as the first ever woman designer appointed to the Maison. An epic wind of change this is, because this will certainly be one of those pivotal moments documented in fashion history.

And in line with this momentous time, she makes her mark, and lets us know that she’s here, front and centre — nothing more boldly reflects this than her statement graphic tee with “We Should All Be Feminists” emblazoned on the front. Talk about making a statement! Perhaps that’s why she so effortlessly pairs a tee, sneakers, and a maxi organza skirt with couture-level beading, sequin-work, and embroidery, yet still manages to make it look nonchalant, and cool, and still feminine at the same time, without even the slightest hint as if she’s trying too hard. In fact, it’s these ethereal faerie-like intricate pieces, that are my favourites.

And, to balance off that whimsy and femininity, there were edgier pieces, made up of  leather biker jackets and motorcycle jackets with racing stripes, sportswear-inspired attire, and long evening dresses made of leather, which came with a quilted bustier-like bodice.

In short, the collection was a perfect juxtaposition of boyish charm and feminine coquettishness, the hard and soft, and the delicate and the tough. I can’t wait to see what Chiuri has in store for us next season!

Images courtesy of Dior