I was originally skeptical about what we would see in this collection, Maria Grazia
I will confess, that the runway sameness witnessed as of late, despiteChiuri had large shoes to fill once Raf Simons departed in October 2015. In her second reveal of clothing down the Dior Runway on Monday, Chiuri broke out of the mold by focusing on one bold color this season. Blue.
the game of rotating designers, has become the trend. I can appreciate the emphasis on color embodied by this collection, don’t you?
Amidst the influx of vintage inspirations by other brands, Chiuri elegantly fuses elements of the 90s as well as those from the Victorian-era in her designs.
Leather, sequins, feather, lace, velvet; varied combinations of masculine and feminine detail made me more and more enamored with each look. In particular, I especially enjoyed the donning of the news-boy cap with pleated or tulle skirts, pants, dresses and gowns alike. Its not often denim makes a cameo down the runway, this appropriation of American culture I dared not overlook.
Chokers. I was happy to leave these behind in their hey-day, back when trips to Contempo Casuals ranked high on my list. According to social media however, and recent celebrity resurgence of this 90s trend, each model strutted down the runway with this accessory mis-en-place.
Thus far, 2017 boasts several insinuations of 90s glamour. As witnessed in January during Couture Week and during New York Fashion Week alike, the 90s are clearly making a comeback. On the eve of AW17 it would be interesting to see what else make a return – super models, grunge? Despite my cynicism, looking forward to these fashions, remixed.
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Photos appear courtesy of Vogue UK