Dior Haute Couture Spring 2016 – Restrained elegance and accessible chic
Posted on January 26 2016
The second day of the spring Couture shows was ushered in by the house of Dior. This was the fashion giant’s first Couture showing since the exit of Creative Director, Raf Simons. Would this spring’s offering be as modern, bold, yet classic as the looks that were created by Simons? Dior’s creative team definitely had a lot to prove.
Influences of Simon’s modern approach were prevalent. Thinking of the collection as a whole, restrained elegance comes to mind. There was also a certain level of accessibility to most of the pieces. This wasn’t only visible in the simplicity of materials used but in the combination of several of the layered looks. Boxy jackets reminiscent of the cuts of Cristobal Balenciaga mixed in with high-slit skirts; lightweight long sleeve blouses peeked underneath delicately embroidered tea-length gowns.
Simon’s wall of flowers, organzas and chiffons are hard to forget but this collection will hold Dior over until a new Creative Director is appointed.