Dior Haute Couture Spring 2018… aka utter heaven in a collection. This season Maria Grazia Chiuri, the Artistic Director of Dior’s women’s collections, continued her exploration of what it means to be a woman in modern times, and on this occasion her research started somewhere between reality and a surreal dream world. Because haute couture really is a fashion dream world. A place where there are no limits to pushing boundaries and experimenting with technique, material and form.
By immersing herself in the Surrealist movement she found new ways to bring an otherworldliness to the star collection in Dior’s crown. Layered mesh and feathered embellishments featured throughout a collection that was, in the main, notably devoid in colour. A nod to the recent TimesUp campaign perhaps? Modern suiting was reinterpreted in traditional menswear fabrics, and juxtaposed with transparent layers of silk tulle, whilst the beauty look was as strong as ever with dramatic textured eye flicks and bold eye masks from Stephen Jones.
The monochrome Surrealist theme fed into the setting of the day, with Musée Rodin transformed into a world of chequerboard flooring, bird cages and oversized sculptures.
And my pick of the collection? That long black layered tulle off the shoulder dress, worn with a slick ponytail, oversized pants and knee socks.
Images: Kim Weston Arnold & Marcus Tondo for Indigital.tv on vogue.com, and dior.com