A D V E R T I S M E N T

Raf Simons unveils glamorous Dior AW13 collection

 
Raf Simons unveils glamorous Dior Autumn Winter 2013 collection THUMBNAIL SEE PHOTOS: Belgian designer Raf Simons' keenly anticipated second collection for Christian Dior, Autumn Winter 2013, receives enthusiastic welcome for its classic glamour

PARIS - Belgian designer Raf Simons' keenly anticipated second collection for Christian Dior received an enthusiastic welcome, less than a year after he took over from the disgraced John Galliano.

On day four of Paris Fashion Week, Simons made sure there was no shortage of classic Dior glamour. Coats in tweed, leather or cashmere and silk bustier dresses featured all the essential Dior elements with nipped waists, soft shoulders and full skirts.

Raf Simons unveils glamorous Dior Autumn Winter 2013 collection DECOR
Raf Simons' Dior ready-to-wear Autumn Winter 2013 collection. Images: Showbit

But in other looks, Simons said he drew on his love of art, a passion which Christian Dior also shared. "Christian Dior started his career as a gallerist and represented both Dali and Giacometti early on," he said in a statement. "The connection to certain periods of time is also significant, his obsession with the Belle Epoque in his case; the mid-century modern in mine," he added.

Hence, silk bustier dresses in 1920s shift shapes featured Andy Warhol prints such as "Female Head 1958" and "High Heel 1956". "For me Warhol made so much sense. I was interested in the delicacy and sensitivity in the early work he did," he said.

"I was drawn to that graphic style naturally ... It was that notion of hand work and personal signature that fitted throughout."

Elsewhere, Simons continued the asymmetry that he began in his haute couture collection in January, notably with a voluminous red wool coat and pale grey silk cape and blue denim wool skirt.

The Christian Dior Autumn Winter 2013 collection will be available in Singapore from the Dior boutiques located at Ngee Ann City, #07-08 Level 1; ION Orchard, #02-13 and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B1 - 26/27/28. For more information about Dior, go to www.dior.com. Follow Dior on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Dior or Twitter at @Dior

Gallery

Like This Story?
Let us send you more from us and our partners.
 

WIN

For A Firmer Skin

Win a box of Trulife Collagen Cell Renew worth $56.60

Sponsored

5 essential handbag shapes you will ever need

 

Try a non-invasive, customised weight loss treatment to suit your needs.

 

Your eyes are the culprit! Here’s a secret to resist pre-mature aging.

 

Find out why black tea may be the key to firmer skin, overnight!

 

Unlock Lancôme’s key to renewed radiance and a luminous complexion

 

Check out this beauty secret from classic beauty Michele Reis!

 

Focus on 3 key signs of ageing for the best rejuvenating results

 

Relieve muscle tension with this massage cushion or chair from Ogawa

 

Reduce saggy flab with Marie France Bodyline’s Indiba BodyCurve System

 

See all the winning products of 2015 – your ultimate beauty guide!

 

BECOME A MEMBER

Sign up with herworld PLUS, get our weekly newsletter & you could win heaps of
great prizes!


Facebook

back to the top
 
 

home

beauty

fashion

shopping

Celebs/Men/Sex

lifestyle

Promotions

plus

AWARDS

Awards

On our mailing list yet?

Our newsletter brings you the freshest scoop on style
trends, beauty anecdotes and lifestyle ideas from herworldPLUS and our partners.
Let us keep you in-the-know!

Loading...