Raf Simons has recovered from a dry spell of showing less than bewildering fashions lately for Christian Dior, and has done so by looking back at the heart of Dior's popularity. The New Look, a line of clothing that brought Dior greatness in 1947 and onwards, is credited as revolutionary in female fashion freedom.
The skirt in particular, body hugging at the waist and fanning out to the bottom hem, was seen in a majority of the dresses in Raf's Couture collection for Dior this coming season. As fashion can be indicative of one's beliefs, if this style of skirt comes back, it will be a symbol of the freedoms women fought for back then and how that is relevant today in the continuing fight for equality.
Along with this, references to his reign at Jil Sander and also his personal taste for mixing old and new via inorganic materials and touches of masculinity. Of course, the 60s trend has impacted the line, with bright, vivid colours, shining sequins and semi-psychedelic patterns coming through. Props to Raf for showing that he is still worth of his top seat at Dior.
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