Raf Simons was appointed creative director of Dior in April last year following John Galliano‘s dismiss, and his collection clearly shows his desire to rediscover the houses’ roots and heritage.
Despite the collection being 21st century, it was clear Simons was looking at the core of Dior to find inspiration including a few regular styles from the house. Cocktail dresses were about the only eveningwear included the collection, the rest generally being daywear and street style however this lack of gowns and the likes has been common during the past 3 weeks. The colour pallette was quite reserved – Simons preferring to stick to blush, grey, white and black. Dior collaborated with the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts to create some of the hand-drawn printings on a variety of garments. Houndstooth was featured, commonly seen in Dior’s history along with bar jackets and knee-length skirts.
This collection along with his other 3 shows he has under his belt (two couture and one ready-to-wear) shows he’s slowly building his own interpretation of the house he manages. Take a look at his A/W13-14 collection below (CLICK for larger preview and slideshow).