Dior SS16 Catwalk Show
The collection saw Simons present a collection that strips away unnecessary elements to focus on the purity of lines and precision.
Feminine and masculine, classicism and contemporary come together to create a modern aesthetic where utilitarian design meets unisex garments.
“I wanted the collection to have a purity to it,” says Raf Simons. “To simplify and concentrate on a line that expressed an idea of femininity, fragility and sensitivity without sacrificing strength and impact; there might be a simplicity in how the collection looks, but it is extremely complex in terms of technique. There are literal layers of the past, from the Victorian-style underwear layered under the transparent bias cut dresses and the Bar jackets and rough knits, but for me it still all feels oddly futuristic and strangely romantic. Like this woman is about to travel through space and time.”