Maria Grazia Chiuri looks to the wonders of block colour and 60s flare for the house’s joyous SS22 RTW collection.
Another crisp September day is upon us, and that can only mean one thing: another soon-to-be iconic fashion show has just occurred. And, the show currently causing a stir? It is none other than Dior’s anticipated RTW SS22 display.
For this particular collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri turned to shows gone by to inform the present, resulting in a beautiful homage to Dior’s bountiful archives. With the French house’s 60s Slim Look collection making its presence known, the iconic legacy of Marc Bohan was able to live on in the modern form as the themes of joy and freedom, synonymous with 60s style, trickled out of every crevice of the bold Anna Paparatti-designed set that stood as a backdrop for the show.
Turning to the clothes themselves, onlookers at the Paris-bound show were treated to a vibrant affair as it was made official that block colouring is set to make a return of next summer. But, while the yellow, green, red, navy, orange, and raspberry tones splashed over both the collection was eye-catching in nature, that did not mean that the more subtle features of the collection went unnoticed. With cubic silhouettes and the pop of 3D embroidery also featuring, it becomes clear that meticulous thought went into both the overarching message and individual pieces making up Dior’s SS22 RTW collection.