Spring/Summer ’18 saw one of fashion’s most thought-provoking haute couture collections from Dior. Artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri was largely inspired by Leonor Fini, one of the avant-garde artists Monsieur Dior chose to exhibit in the gallery he was involved with before he became a couturier.
Mix fashion and dreams, and what do you get? Haute couture, of course! From airy dresses featuring Surrealist cage motifs and optical illusions of embellishment to the slickest black tuxedo tailoring, immerse yourself in the most lust-worthy looks from the Spring-Summer 2018 collection by #MariaGraziaChiuri shown Monday! #DiorCouture #PFW © Musique by Nils Frahm – "All Music"
Of note was how Fini used clothes and extravagant headdresses to create an identity that was regal and powerful. “Surrealism speaks about dreams and the unconscious, and often about women’s bodies,” she explained. “It’s very close to fashion.”
Airy and ethereal met sharp and sartorial in a Dior Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018 collection that pulled out all the stops. Artistic Director #MariaGraziaChiuri looked to Surrealism for an inspiration that was channeled through extraordinary technical feats of construction that tamed graphic stripes and whipped up transparent cages to create optical illusions and subtly supreme luxury with an undeniably modern bent. Find out more by clicking on the link in bio. #DiorCouture #PFW © @NhuXuanHua
Chiuri’s surrealist symbolism included a black-and-white checkerboard runway, bird cages, and faux plaster casts. The clothes were predominantly monochrome in line with the trending #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, strategically dashed with silver and gold.
The ephemeral magic of a moment in time – shortly before the guests arrive for #MariaGraziaChiuri’s Spring-Summer 2018 collection, we captured the Dior haute couture show set, with its striking black-and-white color story and mysterious cages and Surrealistic white body parts suspended over a graphic checkerboard floor. #DiorCouture #PFW © Adrien Dirand
We can’t wait to see what the Italian fashion designer has in store for the maison’s Autumn/Winter ’18 haute couture collection.
Catch it with us at 8.30pm (2.30pm Paris time), live right here: