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October 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm
At last a collection that’s arresting and exciting, as well as being a re-interpretation of good old classics.
Elisa – Wandering Minds fashion
October 8, 2012 at 8:34 pm
I’m sorry, I could not disagree more! I found the fabrics gaudy and to the point of nauseating. On which planet does a woman wear such tacky clothing? I feel Raf has tried too much to “Be himself” and to bring minimalism to Dior (not a minimalist house) and hasn’t even managed to do what he does best. I cannot beleive I am voicing this but I think even Bill Gayten did a better job of incorporating the codes of the house and bring foward an interpretable inspiration, what do these clothes mean? Mario Testino looks absolutely disgusted and I share the feeling – This.Collection.Is.A.Disaster!
Dior; Please bring back Galliano!
October 9, 2012 at 12:42 am
Maybe he’s awestruck?
I have to say, some of these pieces were not great – first look.
Although the third look and the flowing pink shirt was beautiful.
Everything about them was perfection, especially that pink handbag!
October 9, 2012 at 4:02 am
What can I say, I miss Galliano …
follow my http://www.huliganjetta.com
October 9, 2012 at 8:27 am
October 9, 2012 at 7:02 am
I was about to say the same about Mario’s expression. What a picture, lol! I didn’t like this collection either, but we shall see what he does next season. His first couture collection was nice though. Meanwhile, I wish bill gayten stayed at least for a bit longer.
October 9, 2012 at 7:42 am
I agree it’s awful and gaudy!
October 9, 2012 at 8:04 am
October 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm
I rarely feel the need to comment on something I don’t like on this website – usually its just ecstasy over the beauty of the clothes and/or the photography – but I have to agree here, Wayde completely expresses everything I hate about this truly disappointing collection. Galliano must be laughing. I was actually excited about the new possibilities of Raf at Dior and where he could take the brand, but this collection is going nowhere fast.
December 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm
Say’s the blogger who isn’t creative director of dior, just a random fashion snoot. Raf Simons will do a fantastic job at dior by eliminating all the extravagant style which Galliano created and introducing a new minimal approach of genius design.
October 9, 2012 at 1:44 am
the collection is modern and unexpected and i know raf will find his footing at dior! just watch! :)
October 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm
this collection was genius!
October 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm
Raf is giving us a new sort of timelessness! These are the collections that will inspire future generations as we continue to look back at Mr. Christian Dior’s own.
I really loved the colours at this show but wasn’t really feeling the materials. In seeing your photos my opinion hasn’t really changed, although I do like the last two dresses.
The 3 F's
October 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm
There is something very fantastical about this collection…like they sought to make dresses that young girls would see in Sleeping Beauty and want to wear for Halloween. As always, Dior’s shoes are what really get me.
October 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm
Love the pattern and volume of the last two skirts. So beautiful!
October 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm
October 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm
Those are fabulous pictures !!! They are so detailed and you can see the fabric and work so much better than on any other runway shots. The collection really comes to life. (long skirts are my favorite !)
October 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm
This collection took my break away. The metallic and neon accents, in particular, were unexpected and so chic!! I can’t wait to see these pieces in person. Bravo Raf!!
October 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm
this collection is absolutely gorgeous!
October 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm
I hate to say it is another disappointing collection this year.
The color combination is very unpleasant.
There is no WOW factor in this collection.
Overall it’s OK but not more than that.
There is no signature in it.
It is not recognizable as Dior collection.
The house lost a lot when they got rid of Galliano.
May be their sales went up but the shows are not as exiting as they used to be.
October 8, 2012 at 8:56 pm
Considering that Simons made extensive use of Dior silhouettes and iconic pieces, you’re pretty far off when you claim the collection has no connection with Dior.
Time to move on from Galliano and his over-the-top showmanship. That was a different era.
October 9, 2012 at 8:07 am
It is still pretty ugly though!
October 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm
The first one and the long skirts are breathtaking. I love that Raf changes Dior and gives it the sophisticated appearance. I am sure the next FW circus will be full of his clothes. Madrid Street Style http://madrilicious.com
October 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm
such a wonderful collection!
October 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm
The full-length skirts are fantastic & so Dior. Love it.
October 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Such an incredible show!
October 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm
I really love the fluidity of some of the dresses and the make up!
October 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm
Love the dress in the third picture!
October 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm
October 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm
This collection is only bearable because the textiles are very interesting. I find the shapes stiff and flat, giving no sense of a woman at all. If the intention of the designer were to merely draw attention to the fabric well…that was accomplished. Compare this to the Marni collection, which took impossibly bold fabrics and prints and created, shape, silhouettes, movement and FIT that were sensational.
October 8, 2012 at 7:04 pm
Agree….not feeling it too.
October 8, 2012 at 8:59 pm
Take a look at some of the videos of this Dior collection. You might change your mind.
This collection means evollution, i was bored with literal reinterpretations of the past, this work has really caught my attention. The LAYER ERA.
October 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm
I like the simplicity and elegance of the ballet top and full print skirts.
The shoes are beauiful.
October 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm
What an amazing show!
Love that shine through-dress
and that dress on the last picture is
October 8, 2012 at 5:55 pm
my first reaction when i viewed this collection was…in the middle of the show..the photo posted…is he on crack..i second reaction is was he on crack
October 8, 2012 at 5:57 pm
first photo is that Mario Testino look at his expression…..
October 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm
as it has already been said there is NO WOW..it’s like a pretty girl, she’s pretty but she doesn’t make you spill your coffee
..and..we should create a new world.skinny is not enough for those models
October 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm
Raf is the best
October 8, 2012 at 6:40 pm
BRILLIANT. JUST SO BRILLIANT.
October 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm
LOVE the short dresses – the miles of legs – how FAB! BUT, that last dress – the pattern on the skirt is too GORG for words!
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
October 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm
May I be frank? I would not be seen dead in any of these clothes. I could say that about a few of the 2013 spring collection. Desperate for ideas was how much of it looked to me. And unwearable.
But not Dries van Noten!
October 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm
In the first pic – I much prefer how the belt is worn here … than over her puffy jacket! (In a recent previous pic.)
Great look. Striking, bold, gutsy.
October 8, 2012 at 8:21 pm
awesome collection :)
October 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm
Great photos; you’ve captured the tones and iridescence of these clothes.
But (and this is in no way a knock on still photos), these dresses seem to really rock when seen in motion. Their sensuality comes out.
October 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm
the m.o. of this fashion month has seemed to be wearability so it’s nice to see a collection that’s a total departure in the direction of truly high fashion!
October 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm
яркие красивые цвета! и фасоны есть ничё)
une chatte grise
October 9, 2012 at 1:54 am
The last 2 looks are really beautiful & classically Dior. The others… well, I’m with Mr. Testino on those.
October 9, 2012 at 2:13 am
It’s a modern take on Dior. not the most Dior collection I’ve seen but definitely not bad for Raf. People need to move on the ostentatious and ott Galliano era. We need to accept change. That’s fashion. and that’s life.
October 9, 2012 at 2:27 am
The second dress is amazing. I love that design.
THE STEL STYLE
October 9, 2012 at 3:03 am
I like this collection!!!! the colors are so beautiful and I like the fabrics are different!!
October 9, 2012 at 3:22 am
For me this really feels as a modern interpretation as Dior
October 9, 2012 at 3:56 am
Something good, something not so good… Makeup was terrific! ( http://www.blogandthecities.wordpress.com )
Wonderful selection, great images! Love the shiny ‘fireball’ skirt!
October 9, 2012 at 4:07 am
October 9, 2012 at 4:14 am
a kaleidoscope of colors and elegance
October 9, 2012 at 4:17 am
Raf is being himself, but yet very respectful of the Dior identity. I am happy that they picked him.
Diva In Me
October 9, 2012 at 4:58 am
Oh! I’m just loving the prints and dresses!
Bonnie, Clyde and Marni
October 9, 2012 at 5:20 am
October 9, 2012 at 5:48 am
Love the fabrics!! Especially the first two dresses are amazing!
October 9, 2012 at 7:30 am
nice pictures the orange and blue skirts are great to watch
October 9, 2012 at 9:24 am
I really loved the Dior show, I think the direction that the brand is heading is a good one.
Bravo Mr. Raf Simons!
October 9, 2012 at 9:52 am
I’m a very big fan of Galliano’s work, I think he is the best in creating atmospheres, in sculpting clothes on bodies, but I have to admit that sometimes he becomes too much theatrical, not very contemporary. Simons is the opposite instead. When I saw the collection I imagined all the looks on the streets, on common women. It’s not easy balancing the heavy past of the maison with personal sight of the stylist. About this collection, I think that Simons didn’t it at his best, but I appreciated the jacket- dresses and I’m felt in love with the last four looks: very Dior but also very contemporary. Maybe this is the right direction!
October 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm
Women of the world that have children and are beyond the fantasy age, which by the way I played into too, are not going to spend this kind of money to look like this… Just is no longer viable to show things that are not just beautiful, but must also, be wearable….
October 9, 2012 at 10:18 pm
Most people can’t afford most of this clothes that we all salivate. Simple clothes that fit well and doesn’t make us feel like a clown on the streets is what usually sells. But anyone who loves to dress up or at least aspires to, wouldn’t be inspired in this clothes. I feel, if you’re going to do it “UP” then do it. Fashion isn’t fashion if people aren’t inspired. Then it’s just clothes. Why bother? Give me a reason to buy, during this hard times, a ridiculously expensive item.
October 10, 2012 at 1:20 am
I do not like this collection because it is boring and I do not like the fabric of the clothes. lines are not new and recall the fashions of the past.
October 11, 2012 at 2:48 am
I didn’t like this collection when I saw it on style.com, but seeing more of the details and fabric textures in these beautiful photographs, I don’t mind it any more… it seems there’s something more to it, and something new for the future that we are unable to digest and understand yet
October 13, 2012 at 3:38 am
This is the first fashion show that i found completely great
October 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm
This was a great follow up to Rafs spectacular couture show, the ideas were similar but had been further built on, he is firmly establishing his look for Dior.
October 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm
Pour une maison comme Dior, une grande déception.
Je ne m’y fais pas !
October 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm
I think the first ‘dress’ has to be one of the most hideous things I’ve ever seen.
You can see Mario thinking, “Please don’t ask me to photograph that. Ever.”
November 6, 2012 at 9:52 am
Brilliant. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
I am in love with this collection.
I see the vision, and I am moved by its radiance.
Observing the photographs from last to first was revealing.
The blue looks as if a current has been put through water, and the orange as if the dress is both alive and on fire. en feu, indeed. The dark black of the sea and the dark black of the charcoal make both accompanying tops suitable and more so, thematically appropriate complements to the skirts.
As I move upward from the bottom, I see vibrant interpretation of rays of light and gusts of sunset wind; the light and airy blue skirt are a perfect compliment to a more subdued yet perfectly tailored suit jacket, crackling electricity, a summer’s day with wildflowers, the light frothing of a wave represented in the light blue and whimsical cut of the dress, and all of it culminating in the first dress, a mixture of the elements, fire, earth, energy. Poetry in motion, quite literally.
You may say that my interpretation is too lenient or giving or pretentious, but what is there on Earth to be “pretentious” about if not fashion? To look into something and glean as much out of it as possible is one way to have really seen it for what it is. And much thanks to Dior for creating something that is not completely understood at first glance.
And perhaps the fabrics do not look the most typical or wearable: Brava! This is the job of a real visionary (to dip into literary speak, “Make it new!” says Ezra Pound. I find it applies here). Perhaps these may be the neglected materials that no one cares to create with. They are atypical and awkward. Congrats to Raf for pushing himself–for making a statement where others look and only see something awkward or ugly or “hideous” and “utterly unwearable.”
Two seasons from now, girls will be standing outside of shows with heels and bare legs and these pieces, moving and reflecting in the light like faeries, and it will be captured by Monseiur Sart, and we will all look at them and say, “My God, what a revelation!” forgetting that we once disparaged them almost without thinking.