Christian Dior FW15 Catwalk
“I wanted the collection to deal with nature and femininity in a different way. Away from the garden and the flower, to something more liberated, darker and more sexual. This idea had begun in the couture, but here there is more wildness, savagery and overt masculinity in the way a woman might present herself. The idea of animals and an abstraction of their patterns became key; none of them literal, more the invention of a new species.” – Raf Simons, Artistic Director, Christian Dior.
Menswear elements including oversize formal suiting in heavy tweeds and wool felt sits alongside form fitting dresses and jumpsuits with abstract camouflage animal print. Canadian fox fur dresses appear slashed whilst rubber fishnet tops and skirts tease parts of the body.
A stand-out part of the collection was the liquid PVC thigh-high boots and booties that scream ‘I’m sexy but cross me and you’ll know about it!’
“I wanted the feeling of a sensory overload in the collection. With this animalistic, sexual woman wearing a new kind of camouflage.” – Raf Simons.