The Christian Dior haute couture spring 2013 collection proved that elegance is still Dior’s main specialty. Although Dior’s creative director, Raf Simons chose to take a totally new approach to fashion, the designs are still worthy of the highest praises. The inspiration for this spring 2013 haute couture collection? Gardens in the spring season and with the streets of Paris covered in melting snow, a bit of a fresh, springish vibe couldn’t have been more welcome even though it’s fashion we’re talking about.
Dior has veered away from its theatrical approach to fashion for the past couple of years and its feminine, slightly vintage approach to fashion seems to capture perfectly the essence of the Christian Dior house. The designs however are brought to suit the contemporary fashion standards through pops of color, asymmetric lines and sexy mesh insertions that add more sexiness and boldness to the designs, which is to be appreciated as classic designs with a bit of a twist are always attention-grabbing.
The elegance of Dior’s iconic Bar jacket convinced Raf Simons to revive the unmistakable narrow waist silhouette design and bring it back to its glory days by giving it a more business-chic allure. The jacket paired with cigarette pants led to a powerful look that suits every woman! However, once we take our eyes off the pant deux-pieces, whether the suits or the pants are paired with lovely corsets, the attention falls over to the intricate, vintage dress designs, making absolutely unquestionable the fact that the dress is the ultimate must have in a woman’s wardrobe!
The Christian Dior spring 2013 couture show made its debut with fifties inspired bell shaped dresses that looked classic and elegant. Asymmetric details then took over the podium set in Paris’s Tuileries Garden, thus making sure that women that want to make a statement can easily do so all while maintaining that timeless sophistication that makes heads turn. Floral applications and mesh insertions underlined the spring gardens theme of the collection and the result was just spectacular!
From lovely color blocking midis to gorgeous floor-length gowns that brought front-and-center the impeccable craftsmanship skills of the Dior house, the podium was packed with various dress designs that looked fantastic and suitable for all occasions, so no wonder the audience present at the unveiling of the new Dior couture spring 2013 collection was mesmerized by the designs from start to finish!
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