Paris Fashion Week: Christian Dior S/S ’14


Designer Raf Simons certainly went experimental for the Christian Dior spring 2014 show at Paris Fashion Week. The show opened with a mystical wonderland backdrop full of colourful plants and dramatic music in play, mesmerizing us into an explosion of bright colours and florals.


From bright orange to red, bold blues, candy striped hues and little black dresses, the colour palette on this collection didn’t stay in one theme. But it wasn’t the wild colours the audience was transfixed on but the unusual shapes and structures of the designs. A fantastic selection of chic cocktail dresses with a modern take, the designs that stood out for us especially, were the sliced black silk dress revealing an underdress with printed multi-coloured flowers peeking through and a classic Dior jacket with surprising floral printed pleats ruffled at the back.  More ladylike pleats were among skirts and dresses as well as ruching and Raf’s unique badges and emblems stuck onto shirts and slogans were printed on splashed paint dresses.


Models wore beaded florals draped around their necks and hung off wrists. Make up was kept simple except for gold glitter covering the models eyebrows turning them into garden pixies frolicking down the runway.  The show ended with a parade of metallic strapless ball gowns with an art deco like pattern.


We loved every minute of this artistic collection. Raf Simmons brought his own unique touch to the collection while still keeping Dior’s classic silhouettes in place.

picture02picture06Christian Dior RTW S/S ’14

Report: Aimee Neachell