Sites by country

Albania
American Samoa
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Bolivia
Bosnia Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Cayman Islands
China
Colombia
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Egypt
Estonia
Ethiopia
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Haiti
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kenya
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Lithuania
Macau
Macedonia
Malaysia
Malta
Morocco
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nigeria
Norway
Pakistan
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Singapore
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
UAE
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam
Yugoslavia

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

10 September 2016 | + Boyana Dimova

For the autumn-winter 2016 Christian Dior haute couture collection, Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux return to the source, the foundation of the House: the ateliers. 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.

The Bar suit, the essence of Dior, is the principal inspiration. Like the beating of a heart, it punctuates the entire collection. But the inspiration goes beyond form, the signature silhouette of hourglass jacket and full skirt, encompassing every aspect of the Bar. Thus the entire collection is in the original palette, brilliantly contrasting black and white.

Black and white holds a particularly important place for Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux. The combination is the most elemental representation of duality: masculine and feminine, history and modernity. The designers also see the contrast as a metaphor of their own relationship, how through the dynamics of difference a whole greater than the individuals is created, working together to find a harmonious balance: two perspectives becoming one.

Monsieur Dior himself adored the juxtaposition of the two: “White,” he said, “is simple, pure and goes with everything,” while declaring, “I could write a whole book about black”. Such sartorial quotes nourished the monochrome palette of the fabrics and prints, the latter reminiscent of a mid-century couture photograph by Horst or Penn come to life. Like a painting by Picasso when he chose monochrome over colour to better focus on structure, the collection becomes a study in form and shape.

Indeed it is the Bar’s structure that is also reinterpreted. Meier and Ruffieux began with the skirt, experimenting with pleating and draping in the evening dresses and long skirts. Their linings, layers of organza to add body, become garments in their own right, like X-rays of archive garments. The New Look’s volumes are made lighter, more contemporary: it is the spirit of the atelier flou fulfilled by the atelier tailleur. The jacket itself is deconstructed, either elongated at the basque, or drawn in vertically and gathered, adding animation and movement, a new look, a Dior spirit.


Everything here celebrates the incomparable expertise of the Dior ateliers, the source of all beauty.


Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016 collection

Photos and information: dior.com



Hits: 1396

  Camo Wedding dress- Is The Camo Marriage Dress What You Are Scanning For?

  All about Escorial wool

  Glamorous return of Mabro Men's Suits Brand at Pitti Uomo

  MABRO celebrates 60 years anniversary at Pitti Immagine Uomo

  How to understand that she likes you

  Why It Is Actually Useful to Get Your Heart Broken

  Recycled Shoreline waste in H&M’s New Conscious Exclusive Collection

  Match Your Footwear In Accordance To The Occasion To Get The Best Results

  Benefits And Uses Of Essential Oils In Daily Life

  Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2017 collection