Dior Fall 2016 - Runway Review
March 6, 2016
More a placeholder than permanent expression, the fall Dior collection was the second showing for yet another label without a designer. In line with tradition, the sky was the limit for the show’s decor — a giant mirrored annex installation with huge white sculpted circles set in the majesty of the historic building inside the storied Cour Carree square.
Clothes were soft, playing on crisscross motifs and unfurling, draped shoulders — evoking the influential Y-line that Monsieur Dior made famous in his 1955 collection, shortly before his death. The unfurling by studio heads Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux also represented a nice play on Dior’s obsession with flowers, furthered by some beautifully vivid red looks. While one archive bar jacket appeared as a saleable slate blue peacoat, elsewhere it appeared as an off-white crepe suit with an overly loose shape.
It was an admirable effort for the Dior Atelier team who designed the 55 looks.