Take a closer look at Raf Simons’ Couture offering in its full transcendental gloryRead more
Helmed by Raf Simons, a Dior show is always going to be a transcendental experience. This season’s kaleidoscopic scaffolded set alone provided a mirrored space for reflection that was entirely suitable for losing oneself in time, space and thought, even before the emergence of look one.
This season was dedicated to an era of experimentation, which Simons toyed with liberally, moving well outside couture’s classical codes. Simons’ plastic coats and vinyl, thigh-high boots brought a Sixties sci-fi element to the collection that was extended to the model’s swinging ponytails - cut and rejoined with a retro loop - and pleated cupcake-case dresses, which were finished with silk ribbons.