Resort collections always have the chance to be presented at the most curious of places. This time, Dior’s Cruise decided to host the show at Pierre Cardin’s Le Palais Bulles, a very odd and spheric terra-cotta building. Raf Simons, creative director, though it to be “Playful, sweet…childish, almost. The house is big but intimate, and it doesn’t behave like an authority. And Dior can do that sometimes, especially if you look at it from an architectural point of view.” Cardin, 92, attended the show.
Raf was able to keep Dior’s aesthetic without losing his own down the road. This collection was intriguing, modern, and yet really kept the brand’s heritage. The tailoring was amazing, the prints elegant and unique, and the creativity inspiring. We’re looking forward to more of Raf Simons’ trajectory with the brand!