Dior Gets Wild With New Cruise Collection

Fashion

May 16, 2017 | BY AFP


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With the Cruise 2018 collection, Italian fashion designer and Dior creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri,  takes us onto new ground, where more natural and wild inspirations are the order of the day. As a result, the French fashion house stands out from its usual style with a collection that's more laid-back—still chic, but also with a wild side.

Femininity once again takes center stage, but here, Maria Grazia Chiuri takes it in a new direction, with a more instinctive feel than ever before.

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In terms of pieces, the collection notably features midi dresses with square necklines, sometimes skinny straps and sheer effects, and motifs and embroidery details—a silhouette that's gradually becoming the designer's signature at Dior.

Western vibes are channelled with lots of fringing, as well as leather pieces, boots and revisited ponchos. Bolero hats also replace the previous show's berets.

Makeup was perfectly in keeping with the collection's untamed theme, with skin treated to a sun-kissed glow and carefully crafted radiance, complemented by a subtle hint of eye makeup. There were no bright colours in sight on lips, where subtle, almost nude shades ruled the runway.

Hair also channelled wild inspirations with natural styles and lightly tousled waves creating a "done" but undone look encompassing freedom.  

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