It may be destined for autumn but Christian Dior‘s new designer Raf Simons breathed a spring-like breath of fresh air into his first collection for Dior. The former Jil Sander designer’s debut was watched by his contemporaries including Marc Jacobs, Donatella Versace, Diane Von Furstenberg, Riccardo Tisci, Alber Elbaz, Azzedine Alaïa and Christopher Kane from intimate salons festooned with flowers from floor to ceiling. The Belgian’s signature architectural simplicity was married with Dior’s iconic silhouettes and intricate couture techniques to create a vision that all will adore.
- The Scene at Raf Simons’s Dior Couture Debut (fashionologie.com)
- Raf – Raf Simons Premieres First Dior Collection (contactmusic.com)
- Raf Simon’s Florally Refined Christian Dior (news.yahoo.com)
- Raf Simons puts doubts at rest with first show at Christian Dior (guardian.co.uk)
- Dior Celebrates Raf Simons (madisonmuse.com)
- DIOR COUTURE! Raf Simons’s Debut Collection Hits The Runway (glamour.com)
- Christian Dior dresses dazzle at Paris Haute Couture week (fashion.telegraph.co.uk)
Last night, the fashion & entertainment industry arrived in droves to celebrate New York’s Annual MET Ball Gala in honor of this year’s theme, “Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations”. Take a look below at a few of Hollywood’s A-list talents & fashion industry favorites as they made their way down the red carpet…
So what does DVF wants us all to have in our closets this spring?
1. A white Dress
Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012 catwalk opened with a gorgeous white wrap dress, and logically we would understand that now. A white dress is the number one on the list, and we couldn’t agree more! It´s dainty and clean, soft under the sun, and quite easy to dress up and down. It´s like styling a clean sheet, you start from scratch and can have fun with the colors and accessories.
2. Utilitarian Florals
I think we all know by now that bold floral prints are a primary trend for spring and summer 2012. But according to Diane, its not just any floral dress that does the trick. DVF describes the right florals to be blooming with an overall utilitarian shape. In simpler terms, go for floral prints that are trendy and creatively designed, but remain functional rather than exaggerated.
So there you have it ladies, when shopping for that floral summer dresses , remember what DVF said to look for in a printed dress.
3. Unusual Pastels
Diane von Furstenberg, however, doesn´t go for a typical pastel matching and colorblocking, she aims at unusual pastel combinations. For example, go for pastel orange trousers, a neon green shirt, pulled together with a pastel gray jacket and, well, a slim contrast belt. Or opt for a layered dress with surprising pastel design. Now this woman knows what she is talking about!
So there we have our top 3 picks for DVF, shall we head off to the mall and start stashing some florals and pastels, after all, we do have DVF’s blessing!