Last weekend, Raf Simons presented the new Christian Dior Resort 2014 collection in Monaco. The elegant setting with a stunning view over the Mediterranean Sea was not the only aspect that managed to excite the fashion crowd. The collection spanned 59 looks and seemed seemed bolder, more experimental and more fluid than Simons’ other collections for the Dior house. TFS forum members are loving this less minimal and more daring side of Simons and believe he is finally feeling more confident designing for the iconic Dior house.
"Raf is really putting Dior into shape, with a clear, clean and elegant vision! This is one great resort collection and the venue is a dream!" exclaimed miguelalmeida.
TianCouture agreed: "These colors—I want to live in them! Amazing. I feel like he's taking parts of previous collections and adding them with new looks, slowly removing the old pieces until the once new looks become the older ones, with a new set of looks that will antiquate the former. Forces the viewer to find the new, if that makes sense. And there is a lot of new here."
VogueDisciple93 fawned over the great use of color as well and added, "Absolutely amazing! Breathtaking use of color. Agreeably much like his offerings thus far, but was different enough to be a solid step forward. I commend him for sticking to his vision of what he wants the house/ Dior woman to be and not falling prey to trends."
Lee MG Tisci pointed out the use of lace, a material that Simons admittedly hadn’t worked with before: "This is so much more contemporary, fresh and even sexier with all the sheer he used. I just love the mix of all the textures and fabrics, interesting work with the lace and the layering is great too…"
Forum members made excellent points about what sets this collection apart from the more repetitive and safe collections that Simons had delivered thus far. This collection has everything a good Resort collection needs: summery colors, light fabrics, sexy and feminine cuts and flattering silhouettes. Looks like this is a new Dior that we could get used to!