Paris, February 26th
With each of her collections, Maria Grazia Chiuri rediscovers and celebrates the codes of the Dior house. In this Fall Winter 2019 collection, the Creative Director was inspired by the image of the Teddy Girls, one of the first British subcultures that influenced the decade of the 50's.
The Teddy Girls were wild characters with wild quiffs who wore men's jackets with velvet scarves, wide skirts, jeans and black leather jackets. Chiuri has reinvented once again the soul of the Dior Maison that collection by collection she is gradually refining with her essence a style of her own. She uses incredible cuts and masculine inspiration to create an elegant rebelliousness, and mixes it subtly with romanticism, which combines with the delicacy of her more feminine looks.
The heavy elements, the checkered fabrics of buffalo, the evening dresses composed of mamluks were fused impeccably with accessories like the hats giving a conceptual and stylistic reinterpretation to the clandestine culture of the postwar period.
Trends like full skirts with translucent sequins or floating jacquard or inlaid flowers or 3-D butterflies, or taffeta and tulle and text shirts accompanied by a huge belt and a jacket completed the perfect look of the strong empowered woman that through the modernity of her materials and techniques always manages to project the designer’s vision.