For Dior's SS22 show in September last year, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri took us on a trip back to the 60s with a bold, graphic collection that felt perfectly reminiscent of Marc Bohan's Slim Look collection during his tenure as creative director for the brand in 1961.
Colour was the focal point, drawing on optimism, minimalism, and play while nodding to the Dior archives for silhouettes that were structures and strong. It was a clear move away from the tulle-laden silhouettes that Chiuri has become so well known for, and a refreshing injection of geometry back into the iconic house, which has so much archival material, from Galliano to Bohan to Monsieur Dior himself, to bounce off of for each renewed collection. For SS22, Chiuri struck the perfect balance between new and old. Introducing reimagined silhouettes that still spoke to the House of Dior, and paid homage to its long standing savoir-faire. Now, SS22 is available, and the jersey jacket is the piece of the moment.
The House is introducing a new jacket designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri for the Dior spring-summer 2022 ready-to-wear collection. Mirroring the collection itself, the jacket takes inspiration from the silhouettes of the sixties, with short sleeves and a button up detail. The jacket is made from a cotton and wool jersey, knitted using the intarsia process and embellished with fabric-covered buttons – reflecting the art of detail so dear to the House. In black and red checks, this piece is enhanced by an emblematic “Christian Dior” signature band on the back. It is also offered in black or coloured monochrome versions, as well as in a wholesome gingham motif.