Paris Fashion Week: Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 14
From the blocked, black dresses and refined suiting that opened the show to the sharply spliced and sliced off-shoulder colours in the middle of the collection, guests at the Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 14 show in Paris will agree there was a variation in cut that was quite breathtaking.
Creative director Raf Simons seems to have embraced an edit chock-a-block full of one thing; colour. Be it obviously, across cocktail dresses, or more subtly via long, elegant sky-blue gloves with a short sleeved charcoal overcoat. It's been the preference of many designers for the season, avoiding perhaps more expected dark and gloomy winter hues more suited to the season, but there's nobody better to cement the trend than Dior. And worth a mention quite aside from the garments is the footwear. Sharp and sporty, with what is sure to become the next heel of the moment.
A deep green goddess gown made a refreshing silhouette for Dior towards the end of the line, followed by – again, with seeming disregard for the climate of the season – a trio of sheer, sparkling floor length numbers, but do we care? No – each was more beautiful than the last...