Take us back to the swinging 60s and dress us head to toe in Dior Mod. As that was, quintessentially, the energy behind Dior's Spring Summer 2022 collection - one both flirtatious and bold.
Colour was something that Dior did not shy away from this season, instead, taking centre stage as a highlight in the show. A collection that felt optimistic, minimal, playful and endearingly charismatic; Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri drew back to the Dior archives, bringing back silhouettes that are clean, structured and strong, reminiscent of Marc Bohan's Slim Look collection of his tenure as creative director for Dior in 1961.
The collection was all about celebrating with post-pandemic fun; Dior's way of injecting hope and optimism back into fashion after a few brutal years and many seasons in grieving. Hemlines were shortened and boxy, two piece ensembles made a comeback equipped with matching jackets, all reveled in quirky colour blocking and bringing new meaning to the adjective of "matchy-matchy".
Dior states in the shows press release that "the silhouettes reveal cuts and graphic effects with color blocking. The hues also evoke spatial geometries and games by the Italian artist Anna Paparatti, who conceived the show's scenography in an "absurdist"spirit that reflects the philosophy of her work. The materials and various motifs recall the legendary Roman nightclub, the Piper Club, a unique place for freedom of expression at the crossroads of art, design, and fashion."
And of course, as with every Dior show - there is always the runway and scenography. Again with this seasons alignment with Italian artist Anna Paparatti, the show's backdrop was heavily inspired by one of the artists more conceptual work, a pop-art inspired board game from the 1960s. The full Dior Spring Summer 2022 collection is available to explore on Dior.com, with more updates and news available throughout all official Dior social media channels.