Christian Dior spring/summer 2014 – Paris fashion week

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French fashion house Christian Dior presented their spring/summer 2014 collection at Paris fashion week spring 2014. 

Creative director Raf Simons found the starting point for this collection in the notion “Against nature” – the real and the imagined unite in a new synthesis of colour, codes and conceptions of clothing. There is an idea of experimentation in altering the nature of Dior’s fashion through a celebration of the artificial and the real this season. Simons stataed: “I wanted a sense this season of a particular group of women, a distinct new tribe, sophisticated and savage at the same time, says Raf Simons. I wanted to feel that you wouldn’t know quite where these women were coming from and where they were going to, that they exist in a new place of change and possibility. ”

Simons defines this group of women and their clothing as belonging to three categories: Traveller, Transformer and Transporter. ‘Traveller ’ signifies exploration and is often denoted by the use of badges and insignia; ‘Transformer ’ is the existing ideas of Dior transformed and moved on, such as in the looped, pleat, lantern dresses that appear in the collection – they stemmed from the only archival piece that appears this season. ‘Transporter ’ is the most transgressive element, interrupting the narrative of Dior with its own story, quite literally in the case of the text dresses that feature. They all go to make Simons new tale, of ‘Trans Dior ’. Classic concepts of clothing are genetically modified, their DNA spliced or dissected to form new silhouettes. A Bar jacket is cut at the waist; skirts and shorts are cross-pollinated; pleating is used extensively and architecturally to evoke new forms; knits are made feather light, yet strictly structured; a new conception of the ‘hourglass’ silhouette is introduced. The show culminates in a finale, a coming together of Dior past, present and future.

Daria Strokous (Women)

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Sasha Luss (Elite)

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Franciska Gall (IMG)

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Estella Brons

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Vasilisa Pavlova (OUI)

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Milana Kruz

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Anastasia Ivanova

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Manon Leloup

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Anmari Botha (IMG)

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Katlin Aas (IMG)

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Elodia Prieto (Silent)

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Diana Moldovan (IMG)

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Julia Nobis (Elite)

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Chiharu Okunugi (Nathalie)

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Kasia Struss (Women)

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Simone Carvalho (Nathalie)

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Larissa Hofmann

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Daiane Conterato

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Fei Fei Sun (Elite)

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Marine Deleuuw  (Elite)

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Devon Windsor (IMG)

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Nicole Pollard (OUI)

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Alana Zimmer (Elite)

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Olga Timokhina (Nathalie)

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Georgia Taylor

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Magdalena Langrova

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Anna Martynova

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Maartje Verhoef (Women)  

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Marije Kea

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Mariana Santana (OUI)

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Ysaunny Brito

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Carla Ciffoni

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Edie Campbell (VIVA)

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Ophelie Guillermand

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Kate Goodling

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Sung Hee (IMG)

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Ashleigh Good (Elite)

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Ine Neefs (Elite)

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Isis Bataglia

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Vlada Roslyakova (Women) 

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 Suvi Koponen (Next)

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Daiane Conterato

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Images: style.com

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