HIP TO BE SQUARE
This season, the maison dives deep into its archives for a collection inspired by its third creative director, Marc Bohan. With a career spanning three decades, the former designer’s risqué cuts are reinvigorated, running the gamut from Bar jackets to mod minidresses.
THE NAME GAME
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s take on the logomania trend? A play on typography and irreverence like on a rock ’n’ roll guitar strap, or an exquisitely tailored blazer.
FORM AND FUNCTION
Did you know?
First worn by polar explorers, the parka features a split back—or fishtail—tied to the front with strings, to provide extra heat insulation in cold weather. Dior’s take? Lightweight 21st-century fabrics tailored into parachute parkas, paired with Inuit-style long fishnet boots.
STROKES OF GENIUS
Did you know?
Op art is a style of visual art that not only manipulates optical illusion, but gives the impression of movement and hidden images—usually, in black and white.
A CUT ABOVE
A throwback to former Dior creative director Marc Bohan’s work, fur-trimmed coats are paired with long black boots that echo his 1966 collection, inspired by the Doctor Zhivago film.
A recurring trend throughout Dior Spring/Summer ’18, checks are inspired by and taken from the maison’s archive—particularly, a 1965 Diorling coat by Bohan. Here, the
bold motif takes centre stage, as seen on the iconic Lady Dior handbags and Bar jackets.
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