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S I M P LY A B U DH A B I
Dior: Spring Summer
2013
Preview
Raf Simons’ new Spring/Summer
collection for Dior celebrates and
rejuvenates the brand’s classic style values.
D
ior is the ultimate symbol of elegance,
excellence and luxury. In the 21st
Century, the brand continues to define
elegance and style with the same audacity that
inspired Monsieur Dior when he launched his
house of luxury clothing.
As Christian Dior himself said: “True Luxury
requires genuine materials and the craftsman’s
sincerity. It is only meaningful when it respects
tradition“.
Dior was a visionary. Beginning with his first
collection in 1947, he rewrote the rules of
modern elegance and imposed his style on the
entire world. He brought women his vision of
beauty
and
happiness.
He
showed
unprecedented creative originality.
And his approach was always customer-focused:
I create so that each and every woman is the
most beautiful,” he said.
Raf Simons at Dior
Top designer Raf Simons has taken Dior’s
visionary sentiment and is now infusing the
classic brand with new spirit. Simons’ latest
designs for the Spring/Summer Ready to Wear
collection feature garments of pure elegance, like
a range of stunning black jackets, accessorised
with scarves of varying colours: red, black, and
pink.
In a highly creative development of this theme,
Simons has also created some ‘jacket dresses’ –
extending the jacket to the length of a skirt, or
removing the sleeves for a bold sleeveless style.
Simons’ visionary work for Dior does not stop
there. Some of the most captivating of his designs
are some mini-ballgown styles in pink and
metallic shades. They’re worn over shorts, with
striking large pockets.
Short dresses in black and pink stripes, floral
jackets and multi-coloured shoes are among the
other of Simons’ exquisite new creations. Not
surprisingly, with collections and creativity like
this, Simons is ensuring that the classic Dior
brand is going from strength to strength.