The Dior runway show, spring-summer 2012-2013


Raf Simons’ first prêt-à-porter collection for the Dior fashion house explores the theme of liberation; dear to him and with a deep resonnance with the history of the fashion brand.


The will to break with a certain sexual uniformity linked to minimalism and to totally give into the emotional, sexual, sensual and feminine side. Ode to the feminine body, movement, exhuberance, transparency , joy are the keys to this prêt-à-porter.


Particular emphasis is placed on the structured silhouette of the « Bar »jacket, emblem of  the Dior fashion house, but also of femininity itself as emphasized by the structured jacket.

The biggest transformation is that of the jacket into a mini dress.  This new jacket-dress and the short silhouette are the key elements of this collection.  This sexual liberation can be seen as a reference to the early  prêt-à-porter Dior  in the sixties.


C’est ce regard sur le passé qui fait avancer, l’audace de casser la pureté de la coupe et des conventions est au cœur même de la maison Dior. Et, plus que tout, cette collection taille la part belle à l’humain et l’émotionnel. Tandis que les rideaux d’organza aux couleurs de l’arc en ciel viennent rompre la pureté minimale de cette « boite blanche » où a lieu le défilé, le décor de ce salon contemporain rapproche l’aspect humain et l’intime de la mode.

It is this view of the past that moves forward, daring to break the purity of  the cut and of conventions is at the heart of the Dior fashion house. And, more than anything, this collection focuses on the human and emotional. While organza curtains with the colors of the rainbow break the minimalist purity of the « white box » where the runway show takes place, the decor of this contemporary space recalls the human and intimate aspects of fashion .



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Here are the looks we spotted near the show…






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