Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Collection – Paris Fashion Week
As expected, the Christian Dior fall/winter 2015-2016 collection left us utterly and completely spellbound. Form the first little black dress with the sequin studded mock collar and the red and blue marble patterned booties to the fringed skirts and double thigh high slit designs, the cropped pantsuits and the asymmetrical skirts, we were placed in fashion heaven. The French luxury fashion house loves the spotlight and offers the average woman such release with its incredibly fashioned goods, from the ready-to-wear pieces to the perfumes and cosmetics, the haute couture and the children’s garments. It is and always will be one of the best fashion brands in the world, with nearly 25 billion dollars in revenue and over 210 locations around the world. At this point in time, the biggest competitors for Dior are Chanel, Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci and Prada, all of the major fashion houses in the industry.
This whole Christian Dior fall/winter 2015-2016 collection has quite a sexy edge to it, a seductive aura that robs one of reason and takes full control of the senses. 56 pieces overall and we expected no less from the incredible Raf Simons. Of these fashions, we can find no fault, unless one truly dislikes the marble prints and patterning. Yet we cannot imagine disliking such perfectly drawn lava lamp style pieces, particularly one of the last designs that has such incredible contrast with the black and white and yellow coloring, the top with a generously fringed skirt having the slits come up to the waist and the legging continuing on in the same fashion so that we are given the illusion that what we are looking at is indeed made of a single piece of fabric. That marble look continues into the boots, the dresses, the coats and the leggings, while we also see a few striped pieces wherein it appears as if layers of limestone in different colors have formed over the years. Stones in general seem to be the inspiration for many of these pieces and we cannot help but admire Dior’s reworking of the natural elements to create pieces that inspire such wonder. Without it, we would not be admiring the marble mesh pencil skirts falling to just below the knees.
We fell head over heels for the black snakeskin coat with the white lining on the inside. The silhouette is incredible, sensual in designs and the tailoring is superb, as if the coat is but a second skin on the woman. Then again, we also love those boots, whether they come in marble designs with intriguing colors or simple monochromes, ending above the ankles or extending well onto the thighs. They come in black and brown, aqua and mahogany, dark blue and purple, bluish grey and greyish teal. They also come in two shades of red, a class and darker version that really ramp up the sexuality. The dresses as well come in different hem lengths, from the ultra-mini to the mid-thigh, the asymmetrical midi to the ones falling to mid-calf. Dior’s offered us a mesmerizing sampling and we are hungering for more from this incredible collection. We certainly know where we’ll be wearing over half of these outfits and the excitement we feel over that is quite palpable.
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK