Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri creates a balance between life and fashion in her work. She doesn't focus purely on models and their perfect adaptation to a woman's body, but always tries to include a reflection of social transformations or a reaction to current events in her collections. The SS2021, in which you can shine next spring, is no exception!
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We're going through a period of crisis that is radically changing our behavior, habits and rituals. Our mood has changed, as have our bodily stances. Fashion as we know it has been called into question. In this spirit, the new Dior collection was born. The designer chose to transform the silhouette of Dior, while at the same time remaining true to its heritage.
The iconic Bar jacket changes shape
The new approach is reflected mainly in the structures and lines of the clothes. The shapes are being redefined. The famous Bar jacket, for example, has been upgraded to a new and improved version. The added binding allows the wearers to adjust it to measure.
Inspiration by famous writers
This time, Maria Grazia Chiuri drew inspiration from prominent writers and intellectuals. Virginia Woolf, wrapped in endless layers of color or Susan Sontag dressed in a simple white shirt in the intimacy and comfort of their homes… Did it kick-start your imagination, too?
Hippie vs. divine antiquity
The new SS2021 collection is, among other things, rich in paisley patterns, floral motifs or trendy stripes. You can find them on scarves, dresses, tunics or coats. But it also features maxi dresses made of luxury silk chiffon, some of which are decorated with beaded embroidery. Looking at the new Dior, we find ourselves somewhere between the free-spirited sixties and boho style with a touch of captivating antiquity. If you ask us, the hand of the scales clearly points to the right. Antiquity is antiquity, after all. Can we fit all these dresses in our closet, please?!
Other models from the Dior SS2021 collection can be found in the gallery at the end of the article.
Sometimes I wake up at night because of nightmares. Like those dreams where I suddenly find myself in another century or millennium. A time when there were no razor blades and hot showers. And no electricity. A prehistoric era, when you wear anything you can chuck together from the gifts of nature. This collection is my nightmare come true. Apparently, Christian Dior has returned to his roots... very deep roots...
The sixties weren't a horrible decade. People were carefree back then, they enjoyed themselves, smoked weed and had sex with everyone. They listened to awesome music and created beautiful book editions. They were happy. Despite the fact that they were giving each other venereal diseases that were incurable in their time. Even though the rags they wore were awful. Comfortable, sure, but awful. And this is exactly what those rags looked like. Each era has its pros and cons. The time of hippies was simply a time of people who lived in a world of their own, but - and I can't stress this enough - they were happy.
A little bit too short, maybe?
Do you know what scares me about this model? Today's youngsters. I guess it's fine a if twelve-year-old girl prances around dressed like this at home in the summer. But you know what's really not OK? When a morbidly obese adult woman decides to wear this underwear in the city city centre. And that's exactly what will happen. The problem is that today's generation is a little larger than the generation of hippies. And because the number of fat people is skyrocketing, just like the number of coronavirus patients, they feel it's okay. But it's not! It's just as disgusting as when a guy in his sixties strolls through the town without a shirt in the summer and you have to watch his giant, sweaty beer belly bounce up and down and jiggle as he walks. And I'm not even gonna touch the topic of sexual harassment. Because wearing this in public, in my opinion, is a clear invitation for perverts, and you can think I'm too conservative or prudish all you want. I don't care, but if I see someone walking around town in this, I swear I'll bitchslap them.
I won't be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll
Meghan Trainor would probably be excited about this outfit, but I'm definitely not. Apart from the fact that you really can hide all that bass in it, which could have been a positive thing, if looking like a huge box wasn't so undesirable, every onlooker dressed in normal clothes will think you're an Amish. The old-fashioned Amish are best known for their strict prohibitions on the use of technology and holding the idea that women is subordinate to men. Simply put, they're total weirdos in weird clothes. This outfit will most certainly mark you as an Amish wife and nobody will touch you with a ten-foot pole. If you really insist on wearing this, at least don't do it when you're about to go to the bar and hopefully meet your future husband.