Warm hues with golden undertones don’t just hark to the desert sands but also the textiles whipping in the wind. The Dior Gold Ramadan capsule, designed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, has landed. “I wanted to design a special capsule for a region whose atmosphere, colors, and culture I find fascinating,” she says. “When I had the opportunity to visit, I spoke with some extraordinary women who really helped me to understand the region better. It’s important for me to deepen my knowledge through careful research, which then allows me to design a series of pieces that express the Dior brand identity as well as my own sensibility, in order to connect directly with the desires, tastes, and needs of the people who live there and call it home.”
Having visited the region and connected with locals, Chiuri shares that these conversations led to design the series of pieces that express the Dior brand identity as well as her own feelings. Her ideas stemmed from the Dior codes that evoke the colors and vitality of the Middle East. “For me, gold embodies the house’s daring and timeless creativity, so I decided to reinterpret some of Dior’s iconic pieces and styles by enriching them with the vibrant power of this color that is both dazzling and inviting,” she says.
Shop dresses and skirts in tulle, silk, or mesh, with embroidery; the J’Adior 8 T-shirt, a tribute to Monsieur Dior’s lucky number – the maison Dior is located at 28 avenue Montaigne in the 8th arrondissement in Paris. There is also the Palto jacket, which sculpts the waist, and accessories like the Dior Book Tote, also available in a mini format, the Lady Dior, the Saddle (left), the DiorTravel vanity, and the Dior Caro. This latest bag features Dior’s signature cannage and is embellished with a CD link chain, while its embroidery features metallic threads creating fine stripes; a couture-like addition. Shoes like the J’Adior pumps, Walk’n’Dior sneakers, Dway mules, and Dior Granville espadrilles are also offered in neutral, soft hues that celebrate light. “An ode to the precious, even sacred, dimension of femininity,” Chiuri muses, adding that stoles, bracelets, and a belt signed Christian Dior finish the capsule with romantic and refined flair. “The Middle East represents a middle ground – geographically, and also therefore culturally. It’s an extremely rich area in terms of traditions, fueled by a strong passion for beauty and quality,” considers Chiuri. Shop the exclusive series in all Dior boutiques in the Middle East set within dedicated pop-ups. There will also be a popup store in Riyadh, and on the Dior website in the UAE.
Originally published in the April 2021 issue of Vogue Arabia