Luxury house DIOR presented their Autumn Winter 2022.23 Haute Couture Collection, that celebrates the connection between all forms of creation, on July 4th, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri was inspired by the tree of life, symbol of the connection between cultures and mythologies, past and present, earth and sky. The collection explores fashion through the filter of art, and brings looks that were inspired by different folkloric customs and cultures. Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko reimagined the tree of life, and created the mesmerizing set design for the show.
“The branches, the trunk, the roots of the tree of life. A vision that features freely on several garments thanks to the profusion of sumptuous embroideries made of cotton threads, silk threads, and yarn. Beige nuances are sometimes punctuated with a touch of black or blue. These embroideries, requiring the time necessary to achieve ultimate excellence, are deployed on cotton fabrics, wool crepe, silk, and cashmere. The dresses are adorned with patchworks of braids composed of bronze and black lace and guipure. Silk chiffon was selected for the long, airy dresses that follow the lines of the body in a virtuoso interplay of smocks. The materials reinterpret the New Look silhouette: the Bar jacket is distinguished by vertically smocked fabric and the skirt is structured by ribbons forming a basque. Hand-loomed fabrics display precious, irregular textures in garments that banish all hems. Elsewhere, wide silk or cotton embroidered trench coats are associated with long dresses.” – from Dior