Dior Spring 2016 Collection

dior5Guests arriving to Raf Simons’ Dior Spring 2016 show on Friday entered through a mountain of blue delphiniums, sprung as if by magic in the urban courtyard of the Carré du Louvre. Once inside, “natural” met modern as the mountain opened into a sleek, white expanse of a space. It made for a serene dichotomy, one sprung from the designer’s reflective mood.

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For the Dior Spring 2016 collection Raf Simmons was inspired by Peter Weir’s “Picnic at Hanging Rock” and the girlish, slightly other-worldly beauty. Victorian undies with scalloped cotton tops and shorts formed a pristine foundation throughout the lineup which showed a parade of pastel transparency in striped organdy dresses, some with poetic lantern sleeves.

Bar jackets were softened by borders of fluid pleats, as well as low-key suiting and a strong showing of outerwear, from proper toppers to parkas, one with a flourish of 3-D flowers.

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Nichelle Cole is the founder & editor-in-chief of The Fashion Plate magazine. A respected writer, stylist and influencer, she has been published in fashion magazines around the world.

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