Dior‘s SS22 collection is an exploration of the fashion house’s legacy under the tenure of Marc Bohan by current creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, who takes us on a fantastical trip to the 60s with this latest installment. Complete with disco balls and an explosion of color, Chiuri embraces all things Twiggy while offering a nod – a mood-boosting way out, perhaps – to a collective global slump owing to a certain pandemic.
1. Chiuri revisits the 1961 Slim Look Collection
With a color block twist to Marc Bohan‘s aesthetic, silhouettes are complete with creative cuts and bold, graphic arrangements in bright hues such as navy, orange, green, and red. An era-defining aesthetic, this latest reinterpretation offers a novel and refreshing perspective.
2. Vibrant colors symbolize the works of artist Anna Paparatti
Inspired by her singular style, Chiuri approached Anna Papparatti to create a set for the show that represented a universe of her works, mainly, the artist’s Il Gioco del Nonsense (The Game of Nonsense). The set featured 30 visuals, with 300 sq.m of reproduced artwork, in addition to a 50x50x10m structure over the fountain at the Place de la Concorde, framing the end of the Jardin des Tuileries.
3. Designs feature 3D embroidery and the use of scuba and nylon
3D embroidery, complete with an enhanced, visual effect, was pure texture-play and by reinterpreting volumes with scuba and nylon, Chiuri transformed her model army into a tribe who were protected, ready, and willing to embrace a colorful, post-pandemic world.
4. Legendary Rome nightclub, the Piper Club has also shaped this collection
To some, a symbol of freedom, Rome’s Piper Club was a 1920s melting pot of fashion, art, and creativity, and frequented by Paparetti – and Chiuri crafted her silhouettes with the Club’s iconic interiors and dance floor in mind.
5. Boxer shorts are back
Despite the collections’ 60s slant, Chiuri steers her pastiche to today’s Tiktok generation with a series of boxer-inspired looks in vibrant jewel tones – likely catfish for Hailey Bieber et al.