Dior's Frontier Cruise Collection

Monaco paved way for the historically modern Dior to unleash their Resort/Pre-Spring/Summer 2013/14 collection in a Bauhaus-inspired setting to wide critical acclaim, yet keeping the event relatively low-key. The dreariness of the Monaco weather surprisingly highlighted the bright modernity of the collection, and making Raf's first use of lace within a Dior collection much more apparent. 

Classic Dior combinations of bright with neutral was a given, but the appearance of gradient neon accessories was a sign of Raf Simons' influence. A hybrid of the "New Look" skirt and structured pants would've no doubt caught the attention of many who attended, followed by the collared crop tops, which will surely be trickled down to youth fashion.

Metallics, sheer and of course, lace, appeared throughout the collection, and in clashes. Clashing lace with shapely panels of a multitude of colours in simplistic dresses once again presented Raf's ability to make simple garments much more dynamic. Bent heels on scarpins, luscious silk ensembles and masculine sunglasses created more depth in what would be a potential brush-off collection. Overall, Raf showed an exploration of the possibilities of bringing a more non-prejudice approach to fashion, which is completely relevant to the modern society's ethos.

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Images courtesy of ModelsJam and Purple Magazine

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