After Maria Grazia Chiuri left Maison Valentino in the capable hands of Pierpaolo Piccioli, we’ve all become curious just what Maria can bring to the House of Dior as its new creative director. And as she debuts her collection for Spring 2017 at the helm of Christian Dior, she still nods to the brand’s ladylike heritage while injecting her own creativity. She views Lady Dior through a wider vantage, with the sentiment that “there is not one kind of woman.”
Dior’s spring collection sees a throng of fencing-inspired pieces, sneakers, and even rides the waves of the logomania resurgence from the naughts. This is seamlessly stitched with the romance and luxury that Dior is known for. Maria modernizes the fashion house’s ardor for tulle and embroidery by adding eye-catching jewelry and accessories. See below just how she did it.
Clean palette and structured silhouettes
Maria plays with modern minimalism not just with its color palette but also with cuts and lines. Taking cue from the fencing sport, she adds plush, straps, and exaggerated stitching juxtaposed to ethereal pieces.
Maria’s opulent embroidery is an ode to the fashion house’s love affair with frills and grandeur.
Romance and tulle
Lady Dior is known for its elegance and femininity, which Maria has carefully crafted through tulle highlighted by shapes that effortlessly fall on the right places of a woman’s body.
Whether it’s in black, red, or white, Maria evokes the grace and sophistication of a Dior woman.
This season is about embracing change for the House of Dior. Maria incorporates logos of the fashion house in the most ladylike way. It even includes a subtle protest that is every woman’s cry.
Maria brings in sneakers and slingbacks with ribbon lacings. She even makes pool sliders look cool.
Carry the Dior legacy with these statement bags bearing metal emblems. We really J’adior these clutches!
Maria completes the new Lady Dior in statement jewelry pieces. From connector rings to one-piece earrings and chokers, these accessories are just a few of these season’s must-haves.