Raf Simmons Continues the Legacy at Dior’s Spring/Summer 2013 Show

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After the whole Galliano fiasco at Dior, many have doubted the famed fashion house’s capability to rise back from the ashes. Then came Raf Simmons, who hails from the rather modest fashion house of Jil Sander, and someone who actually managed to turn things around with his Spring/Summer 2013 collection for the House of Christian Dior that was showcased at Paris Fashion Week.

“I wanted this collection to be about sex, freedom, movement, sensuality, minimalism“, said Simmons after the whole show and indeed, he managed to infuse his youthful minimalist vision with the iconic brand’s grandiose and dramatic aesthetic. It was as if he went inside both Christian Dior’s and John Galliano’s minds in order to produce this kind of fusion of their aesthetics and vision.

And now we’re bringing you these gorgeous floral full skirts straight from the runways of Paris Fashion Week, which are of course reminiscent of Dior’s iconic ‘New Look’ that was considered as the most famous and most influential post-war silhouette. These voluminous hot-off-the-runway pieces feature what it seems like metallic organza on top of a printed floral material, which he styled with plain black tops so as to not divert attention from these focal pieces. Simmons surely managed to showcase the iconic brand’s signature values, while keeping his own modern and minimalist touch in check.

Personally speaking, if this collection is the basis for Dior’s future, then we do believe that the future’s bright with Raf Simmons. But what we’d like to know are your thoughts on this collection as well as your predictions for the future of Dior on Simmons’ hands—feel free to let us know!

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