I’m not a couture girl. I know many enjoy the couture shows as fashion inspiration and of course these shows are often gorgeous and much like a beautiful opera to watch. However, I like the wearability of RTW and how (most!) designers have real life in mind.
But I must say, Raf Simons’ debut couture show for Dior was pure joy to watch. I’ve thought for quite a while that Dior needed a break from John Galliano. Then when his anti-Semitic diatribe in a Paris bar was caught on film in 2011 and he was arrested and later fired, I hoped Dior would bet on a dark horse. They did and what a winning bet it turned out to be. Instead of the flamboyant over the top productions Galliano has hosted in the past the timely austerity, considering where the world economy is at, and reverence for Dior’s heritage showed by Simons lent a fresh appeal to the brand. I hope his take will translate into to the RTW and accessories collections. I might even consider a Dior bag. Simply lovely.
- all images from vogue.com