Dior Spring Couture 2016 1

In the wake of Raf Simon’s shocking departure from Dior, studio directors Serge Ruffieux and Lucie Meier stepped into the spotlight to show the house’s latest couture collection.

Although the Dior atelier remains one of the most important businesses in the couture industry, the designers were keen to emphasise the ‘wearability’ of their latest offering, which they called “Couture’s new realism” in the show notes.

Christian Dior Spring 2016 Couture

Garments on display followed suit from the era of modernity that Simons ushered in. Gone were the over-complicated and over-ornate designs of the past, and in their place were streamlined dresses with architectural necklines, skirt suits, embroidered mesh bodysuits and plenty of off-the-shoulder details on coats, shirts and dresses – a gesture of Parisian seduction, the designers called it.

Christian Dior Spring 2016 Couture

 The fashion industry still waits with baited breath for the house’s ready-to-wear show in March, where the seventh creative director of Dior is set to be revealed.

Images courtesy of Getty

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