Dec 06, 2018 | By Jane Boddy
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Chantilly, France: Dior Pre-Summer 2019
References of the power of women continues to course through every thoughtful collection from Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Inspired by the Escaramuzas, traditional Mexican women who are accomplished equestrian performers, Chiuri, sent out a collection of beautiful outfits, each one a strong testament to the delicate interpretation of the traditional costumes and embroideries that these women wear.
Emphasising their femininity, Chiuri placed focus on narrow waistlines by wrapping the torso in high wide black belts, catching the fullness of ample and extravagant skirts layered in tiers of lace, the edges of which were outlined in black and offset by black rubber boots.
The traditional French Toile de Jouy (featured in Off White’s AW 18/19 collection) was updated with picturesque scenes featuring wild animals, and appeared in slim coats while little shaped slim fitting bar jackets (which reminded one of some vintage Norman Parkinson photo) emphasised even further, the performers’ silhouette.
Through Chiuri’s artistic and creative hands, this was a powerful yet utterly romantic performance portrayed through a contemporary lens, and a build upon the values and strength in femininity that the brand has truly become synonymous with.
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