Second up in the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week was Christian Dior, with newly appointed Creative Director Raf Simons taking the reins.
Flawlessly tailored structured ballgowns were the order du jour, along with a more casual assortment of capri pants and light-hued floral tops (unusual for a couture collection).
Tuxedo jackets and variants of this year’s big peplum trend were also on display, along with interesting combinations like tailored trousers under a pink gown.
However, we couldn’t help but feel that the collection was somewhat… underwhelming? With such an iconic powerhouse label like Dior to represent, and such a high fashion medium as couture to work with, the designs did come across as a bit too safe to do Simons’ usual creative flair justice.
Disgraced designer John Galliano, the brand’s previous Creative Director, had used the couture show to exhibit much more ornate and innovative designs in the past, such as the dramatic flower-inspired A/W10-11 collection.
What do you think: is Raf Simons’ first couture effort haute or not?