Feminism is the topic that is still going strong as an inspiration for the Spring 2018 lines. The designers are not giving up and see that there is a lot more to show. Maria Grazia Chiuri is in fact the front man of the movement that started the trend: “We should all be feminists”. The T-shirts with that logo, presented on the debut ready-to-wear collection, prior to the US presidential election, were an enormous hit. Since then, it is still going strong and she decided to focus her interest in speaking to a powerful young nation. Her vision is that women can be pragmatic and down-to-earth at the same time. Dior is a French luxury house, accessible to millennials. There was a change that was evident into the clothing –no more cocktail suits, pastels and stilettos.
They have evolved into low block-heeled Mary Janes and black mesh knee-boots. The models wore ’70 patchwork jeans, leather jumpsuits, black pantsuits with glitter and sheer dresses. What was visible was the underwear – clearly shown, in all designs and on all models. The greatest impact on the show were the shoes. Chiuri’s experience and expertise in accessories made her professional at this issue. Having worked at Valentino, she knew what to create. The score for the Dior were not the high heel – the young girls simply do not like them, do not want to wear them because they are not comfortable and that is very well-known. So, she focused on flats mostly, black, shiny comfortable.
The Spring line was a line for the young ones. There were denim trousers with wide leg, same denim jackets, striped long sleeve T-shirts with logos, sheer polka dots shirts in black and white, barrettes. The black and white checked dresses, shorts and jackets were like chess board, very interesting and fresh. They were paired with matching checked bags. Black and white were the colors of the collection – a true representative of a rebellious and youthful character. The French chic was unavoidable – the red on the skirts and flowy dresses reminded us all why Dior is so luxurious and well established brand. Barrettes, polka dots, fancy shades in yellow and blue, sequins for day and prints for night – everything is allowed in French fashion.