The pictures from the Christian Dior ready to wear show just came in and I must say I was really disappointed. Raf Simons presented a rather unconvincing collection with a lot of laced up pieces which would have looked nice if they weren’t laced up with thick shoe laces. No, I am not kidding. The shoe laces look cheap either on the Kermit green coat or on the brown dress. The biased coat sleeves are nice, elegant and add a couture look to the piece but very unpractical under frigid temperatures.
Mr. Simons should rethink his vision of dresses as he sent down the runway some very bulky ones which look made out of a down blanket and don’t really do much for the silhouette. If they are fattening on a tall and skinny model, just imagine what we would look like in them.
Other dresses are hanging loose on bodys, not doing anything for the silhouette. Is Mr. Simmons going back to his sportswear roots? Probably. But as Karl Lagerfeld sent down the runway elegant and body fitting silhouettes paired with sparkly sneakers for Chanel Haute Couture collection a few weeks ago, the sparkly potato bag looking dresses do not really convince me.
And the color associations seen on some cocktail gowns are not really working either as Raf Simons seams to stick to colour blocking. Not everyone can master the art of color mixing as did with virtuoso Yves Saint Laurent or Christian Lacroix.
Or some nice black dresses. The shoes were resumed to the same pair of wedged sandal declined in a variation of 3 color blocks, again… Not very wintery either, especially with the tiny peep toe.