Raf Simons’ decision to show the Christian Dior 2015 Resort collection in Brooklyn may have seemed rebellious. However, it had symbolic meaning for the House of Christian Dior and their relationship with America. This year marks the sixty-sixth year of Christian Dior Inc. USA. With that in mind, sixty-six looks walked the runway at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The extensive guest list was transported to the venue on luxurious Dior branded ferries. The Guests, which included Rihanna, Margot Robbie, Marion Cotillard, Christian Louboutin and The Proenzer Schouler boys, were treated to a champagne arrival as the sun sank on the Manhattan skyline.
Nothing, however, was more beautiful and surprising than the collection itself. Simons took inspiration from the archive of scarves found at La Maison Dior. With this foundation, he turned out a collection built from manipulating the humble accessory. Scarves were twisted, layered and tied. They also fuelled the print stories of the collection, with recurring masculine floral motifs, embedded in Dior’s history.
The silhouettes ranged from masculine to feminine. Suits featuring the classic bar jacket and boxy fitting tops, shared the runway with wasp-like dresses and high-waisted flared skirts.
The collection comprised primarily of black and white day-wear that Simons made covetable with asymmetrical folds that