Christian Dior
By Natalie Shukur

BRAND NEW LOOK Monaco: Raf Simons is a master at collections that make you take notice. His fresh perspective on clothes offers something utterly original …

May 21, 2013
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BRAND NEW LOOK
Monaco: Raf Simons is a master at collections that make you take notice. His fresh perspective on clothes offers something utterly original at every turn, and working within the confines of the Christian Dior brand has only served to encourage a new sense of freedom. For Resort, it was all about marrying classic Dior notes—rounded silhouettes, bustier dresses, lace (a new prospect for Simons) and rich silk twills—with an asymmetric athleticism that embraced lean suiting, zippers, collaged sheer and metallic fabrics, distorted florals, gauzy sheaths and color-block panels. As the designer himself succinctly summed up, it was “A symbol of sport and dynamism.”—Natalie Shukur

Silhouette: Tailored / Fit & Flare / Dior Couture / Sporty / Asymmetric /Rounded Silhouette

Color: Black / White / Silver / Lipstick red / Electric blue / Egg yolk yellow / Blush / Fuchsia / Ivory / Ballet pink / Tangerine / Navy /  Midnight / Seafoam green / Light aqua / Rose pink/ Red ochre

Key Items: Cropped tops / Peplum blazers / Sheath dresses / Tailored pants: from full to tapered / Knickers / Bar jackets / Abbreviated blouson jackets / Light, sporty shirts / Over skirts / Bandeau tops / Sheer, gauzy dresses / Lace T-shirts / Tailored dresses / Ballgown skirts

Materials: Lace / Sheer & crushed organza / Silk / Astrakhan fur / Taffeta / Satin twill / Metallic yarns / 3D embroidered silk / Parasilks

Print + Pattern: Graphic florals / Color blocking / Fractured, angular graphics / Degradé lace color-blocks

Details + Trim: Zips / Appliqué / Lace / Asymmetrical & sheer paneling / Sportwear details

Accessories + Footwear: Pointy stiletto pumps / Two-tone gradient handbags / Spliced clutch bags / Oversized totes / Metallic cuffs / Mirrored visor sunglasses / Silk georgette scarves

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