Christian Dior Spring Summer 2013

This Christian Dior collection was certainly not as nice as the couture show in July, but it wasn’t a complete disaster. Dior does an excellent business with their clothing, and that is because their collections are usually very special. I didn’t feel that much in this show could be considered “special.” Sure, there were beautifully cut black suits, lovely striped dresses, and some cute evening pieces, but there was nothing that looks spectacular. And whether you liked Galliano or not, his work always had an element of spectacular. We have enough brands doing super expensive clothing that lacks true distinction, we need Dior to provide this. So far, Raf Simons has not really succeeded.

I love…

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a cute striped minidress.

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more of those great stripes.

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when the surprise is a neon inner.

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long-sleeved ballgowns that end above the ankle.

I loathe…

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iridescent fabrics. They always look tacky.

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when anything from Dior is reminiscent of an eighties prom dresses.

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that this looks like something an inexperienced young designer would show.

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that this, like a lot of the collection, does not look interesting or beautiful enough to be on the Dior catwalk.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Dimitar

    Dior is nothing without Galliano. Raf Simons is doing his own thing and I personally think he is actually going to dig even deeper in this direction, rather than adapt more to the Dior type of clothing and style.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Yes, but couture showed he could work both, although this is more him than Dior. The whole thing is a bit depressing.