Changes are big in fashion land, and one of them is Maria Grazia Chiuri’s arrival, after Raf Simons left the fashion house few months ago. If Chiuri’s name rings a bell, that’s not a coincidence; she’s not new in fashion. She kissed good bye to her partner in design at Valentino in order to make her own collections at Dior as the first ever female leading designer. And here is the result.
It’s not bad, I have to say, it’s not bad at all. Editors, bloggers and fashion critics seemed to like this collection too as Chiuri’s massage is crystal clear and pretty trendy if you will. It’s all about fencing ballerinas as the symbols of modern women fighting their way trough life with the idea of feminism.
Sounds a bit abstract or forced? Unusual? Might be, but it all worked on the runway. From the colors (lots of white, some black and red), through the cuts and fabrics (simple lines, wasp waists and leathers and tulles) to the elements (a lot of tutus, lovely padded waistcoats, slim capris, hair buns!), everything works actually. The infusion was successful and not so weird as it may sound.
Is it feminine? Oh, yeah. Is it cool? Hell, yeah. Can we – modern, working women – identify with it? Absolutely. Maybe not exactly with the whole feminist part, but as Shakespeare wrote: “Let me play the lion too: I will roar, that I will do any man’s heart good to hear me; I will roar, that I will make the duke say ‘Let him roar again, let him roar again.”
Should all we be feminists?
Photos via vogue.co.uk