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Christan Dior Autumn / Fall Collection - The New Era

Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the contemporary collection explores femininity with a more liberated vision of modernity.

Paris Fashion Week has always been a star-studded occasion that’s put into scrutiny for all the fashionable looks going to rule the season. The week-long event in the French capital’s Tuileries Gardens was kickstarted by one of the most popular brands Dior. Celebrities including Rihana who is pregnant with ASAP Rocky, Emiley in Paris fame Ashley Park did grace the occasion.

With a side-nod to Dune, and, of course, Chiuri’s underpinning framework of female empowerment, courtesy of her relationships with feminist artists the collection was a neat blend of modernity and technology wonderfully interlinked with the fascinating exploration between past, present and future. In collaboration with D-Air Lab, a technical specialist Italian company, the collection also featured climate-sensitive garments that make sense of the temperature outside and make you feel warm or cold accordingly. It just didn’t end with technical biker jackets, plastic trenches and puffer coats with football shoulder pads and pleated skirts with asymmetric details, the glam quotient was upped with lace detailed dresses and printed gowns that challenge of finding cohabiting synergies between Dior’s sober grey suiting and feminine chiffon dresses. Knitted garments did take over the ramp next. Fluffy tiered skirts, sunray pleats on midi dresses, checked tweeds and dissected trenches added to the charms.

The environmental ambience of the show was created by the Italian feminist artist Mariella Bettineschi. It looks forward to a time when women will take over the running of the world and do it in a better way.


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