Monday 12 March 2012

Soft Modernity by Christian Dior



Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2012/13 Collection by Bill Gaytten

It's reasonable  bet that if you conducted market reasearch about what the image of Christian Dior means to most women, aside from Charlize Theron, J'adore Dior, and the makeup - two results would come back as house signifiers: a tailored, peplumed jacket and a swirly-skirted skirt. As fo color? A soft dove gray. Monsieur Dior himself imprinted that awareness on the public, and Bill Gaytten's ready-to-wear collection felt like a quiet re-endorsement of the brand's DNA today.

As I mentioned before heading-up to Milan MIFUR Fur Trade Fair on Saturday March 3rd, 2011, one day before I stayed for a meeting with Christian Dior's Accessory-Team in Paris bespoking a collaboration between Miss Au Pluriel & ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories - The Brand. - Enjoy some first insights at the end of this post & the Christian Dior RTW Fall/Winter 2012/13 Fashion Show!  

LoL, Andrea 

It was done without any grand gestures of vintage leanings and was shown on a stripped-back gray set. Nominally inspired, according to program notes, by the Dior houndstooth-check tailoring and a notion about ballet dresses, Gaytten sent out a lineup centered on a mid-length skirt with a belted jacket and a neat-waist dress with a full skirt flaring into knife-pleats. The ballerina reference registered, through only subliminally in a block-toe platform shoes.

From the point of view of fashion, there were none of the indicators trend-hounds are hunting in this season's shows: no oversize jackets, no puffers, no play on the sexy bourgeois, no eye-popping print or exuberant surfeit of decoration. But the again, drawing back to the perspective of what the most women, and their husbands, think about fashion, there are many who just won't get, or even care, about joining in with the insider agenda. For them Dior's fall collection, with its rational emphasis on the wearable and simply pretty, will provide a safe, timeless, fashion-neutral haven for shopping. The clothes, if not assertive headline-grabbers on a runway, photograph well, especially the plissé chiffon and the black dresses with sheer inserts for evening: pieces on which a woman will be able to stamp her own personality in a season when many houses haven't been catering to that need.

A New Site is Launched - enjoy 'Miss Dior & ANDREA JANKE'

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photo Credit/Source: VOGUE
Photography by Gianni Pucci/GoRunway

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la vie quotidienne said...


Super Tolle Sammlung meine Liebe.

Today you can check my workouts in:

XOXO from Munich

La Vie Quotidienne

Shagun said...

Sublime beauty. A very soft style by Dior. Delicacy in pastel colors. I esp love the sheer, swirling long, pleated dresses. very feminine.A charming blog post, dear Andrea!!!

Cheers, Shagun

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