French luxury fashion house Christian Dior unveiled their new Haute Couture Fall 2016 Collection during Paris fashion week Couture fall 2016.
Symbolically, their collection is presented in the couture salons of 30 Avenue Montaigne—an intimate setting for a collection dedicated to the knowledge and superlative craftsmanship of Dior’s ateliers, the poetry of their work.
Creative directors Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux continued the House`s legacy and exhibited their exceptional savoir-faire in creations whose colors were reduced to their simplest expression – black and white – thus allowing the artful cutting and characteristic architecture of the garments to stand out.
The Bar silhouette caould be implicitly seen all through the collection. The Bar jacket, that icon of the first Dior show, is representative of this approach: its softened peplums caress the body or are cut asymmetrically; its line is evoked through tops with godets, flounces or the addition of a pleat at the side.
The Bar jacket’s accompanying skirt has also been reimagined in a resolutely contemporary way: it reveals the secrets of its Corolle construction by showing the pleats and seams of its curving arches, or conversely sheds its volume to become fluid and transparent.