Luxury house DIOR presented their Fall 2022 Ready-To-Wear Collection, that fuses the history of the brand with the contemporary style, on Saturday, April 30th, at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri was inspired by Justine Picardie’s book Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture that retraces the life of Christian Dior’s sister Catherine, and the idea of sisterhood, as well as with the uniform as a symbol of clothes that erases differences. The designer explores school outfits and the way students personalize them with distinctive details, in search of freedom.
“It is composed of pleated skirts, black and white kilts; jackets that borrow from the men’s wardrobe, rethinking the iconic Bar jacket; men’s long coats and ultra-short skirts; biker shorts matched with white blouses and black ties. Elsewhere, 3D embroidery reveals itself through knitwear, while a fantastic pixelated zodiac is rendered in the style of a video game. The materials favored include fabrics most associated with menswear, but also technical fabrics basking in a reflective Dior grey. A series of evening gowns, especially designed for the show, echo the volumes of the founding couturier’s emblematic silhouettes – such as the Junon model – reinvented with asymmetrical cuts, irresistibly daring.The looks evoke strong concepts such as involvement, communion and sharing – central values for the female figures being paid tribute to, in parallel with the Atelier’s petites mains, and their golden fingers that have woven Dior’s history.” – from Dior