Sparkles in the Spring
The Baby Dior spring-summer 2016 collection transports us to a place of luxury and refinement that was particularly close to Christian Dior’s heart.
For spring, the flowerbeds of the Versailles gardens designed by Le Nôtre have been the inspiration for a graphic wardrobe. On a peplum top, an optical print evokes the mass plantings, while other pieces with laser cuts-outs have fresh new volumes.
For the boys, bands of bright color and of black run across hoodies, polo shirts and jackets in the same graphic spirit. The journey continues through the Hall of Mirrors. The plays of light in this masterpiece of French luxury are reinterpreted by materials with precious shimmers.
A dress of metallic techno jacquard or lurex arabesques for her; a cardigan structured with a silvered band and a mirror-print shirt for him.
Ultimately, the elegance of 18th-century women’s fashion is reinvented, transposed into dresses, jackets and modern floral tops, with raspberry silk alongside technical fabrics, and printed or embroidered dresses worn under a plastic coat.
For summer, the Baby Dior wardrobe explores an intimate Versailles – that of Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon, her private domain.
The romantic and bucolic world of the young queen comes through in brightly-colored chiffon dresses, while the prints on other pieces reference the decorative motifs of Japanese flowers that adorned her apartments.