Paris Fashion Week: Dior Couture Fall 2012
One of the most hotly anticipated Couture shows this Paris Fashion Week was Raf Simons making his debut at the helm of Dior. And he didn’t disappoint. Simons’s first Couture collection for the famed fashion house was a beautiful fusion of classic 1940s elegance and modern, minimalist glamour.
The Dior Couture Fall 2012 runway was heavy on slim, cropped trousers, peplum trim, and ladylike cover coats (which doubled as dresses). Amid the more serious shades of black, midnight blue, and grey, Simons infused several pops of colour in the hues of yellow, red, and even a vibrant fuchsia. And, not one to shun pattern, there were blasts from the past with hints of historic Dior patterns making their way into Simons’s designs.
Each look was properly accoutred with pointed toe pumps and the occasional pearl necklace or afternoon gloves. As far as beauty, lips were red and hair was slick with a centre part.
Raf Simons for Dior is — in my opinion — the start of something magical.