Sunday Best: Dior’s Spring-Summer 2021 Collection Reimagines WFH Attire, But With An Added Flair
The City of Lights casts a virtual fashion spell with sleek silhouettes and refreshing design at the start of Paris Fashion Week, kicking it all off with a show by one of the most iconic French fashion houses…
Much like its fashion sister cities (New York, London and Milan), Paris was forced to taper back its fashion week schedule due to the pandemic.
Nevertheless the City of Lights continues to inspire, and with fewer shows than season’s past there was still enough joie de vivre to go around.
Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri didn’t hold back on the quintessential Dior drama we’ve all come to know and love.
Under hushed lighting, in what appeared to be a church, the French luxury fashion house’s latest collection was devoted to homey apparel–revolutionizing the way we think about the “work from home” experience.
To set the scene, models walked down the catwalk to throaty chants from the choral band Sequenza 9.3, who performed “Sangu di Rosa” by Lucia Ronchetti.
In addition to showing virtually online and physically in the Jardin des Tuileries, the collection was live streamed on short-form video-sharing
platform TikTok: a very fashion forward move for a brand historically known for pushing boundaries and embracing the new.
Inside the tents, the ambience was spiritual. Inspired by female powerhouse Lucia Marcucci, Chiuri had the space decorated with stained glass windows covered in the Italian artist’s collages from the 60s.
The overall tone of the collection was dreamy bohemia with breezy silhouettes and startling “patchwork” patterns to draw you in.
Iterations of the classic men’s shirt also made an appearance, a trademark of Maria’s aesthetic which exemplified how the Dior woman is able to wear just about anything she pleases, effortlessly pulling off any look