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Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2013/14


It is well known on my blog that I fully backed the decision for Raf Simons to leave Jil Sander and take charge of the almighty fashion label, Christian Dior. And for his first Pre-Fall collection for the 2013/14 season, Simons did not fail. What is most interesting about this collection, it is notifies a change in the House of Dior. It is in fact no longer Christian Dior by Raf Simons shown previously in Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2012/13 and Spring/Summer 2013 but actually Raf Simons at Christian Dior. Simons put a clear stamp on the fashion industry with this latest collection and demonstrated what it really is all about. Of course, this was nothing but pure genius and full of innovation. Christian Dior is widely known for beautiful garments for grand evening events to pretty cocktail dresses and although this style still screamed out of Simons Pre-Fall collection as the classic Dior style and silhouette remained; this collection was different. This collection demonstrated that it can be easily taken of the rail as soon as you waltz into Christian Dior and walk out in daylight hours in a brand new Dior relaxed version of the Bar jacket. Simons stressed he no longer wanted Dior to be only seen in the evening night but identifiable as soon as a woman stepped out onto the street, hopping out of a taxi as she walked to work. Simons’ Pre-Fall 2013/14 collection was here to cater for the modern woman and being the Belgian pragmatist he is, Raf Simons stayed true to his heart. Which he proved it was Raf Simons AT Christian Dior. Although with this Pre-Fall collection it was very much identifiable as Dior, Simons stapled his aesthetic to these stunning pieces. There were a certain ease surrounding the collection, hidden in the slouchiness of trousers with relaxed fitted jackets yet still with sharper lines or a raised satin ball skirt with a pretty neat bow paired with a cashmere plain white t-shirt. And not forgetting the slight quirkiness that Simons likes to bring to the table filtered through the garments. It can only be described as refreshing. After the slightly disappointing Spring/Summer 2013 collection, Raf Simons bounces back with a stunning collection for Pre-Fall  2013/14. See the full collection here.

Photo's Courtesy of Christian Dior & Vogue US 
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