The gorgeous Dutch models Maartje Verhoef (Micha Models), Annika Krijt (Elite Amsterdam), Clarine de Jonge (VDM Model Management) and Julia Bergshoeff (Ulla Models) were spotted walking the fashion show for Christian Dior’s latest resort collection! Read more about the collection of Raf Simons and find out what inspired him to create the unique fashion pieces. Dior in the spotlight! See what our spotted Dutchies shared on their Instagram accounts!
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Le Palais Bulles: A utopian project that encompasses earth, sky and sea, where the future is built organically from the forms and architecture of the past. In this Collection Croisiére, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the landscape and memory of the South of France. Gaining inspiration from the colours, textures and light of the natural world of the Cote d’Azur, together with the style of the people who have inhabited it, the designer draws on tradition and technique to realise clothing for today. In so doing, Le Palais Bulles (Bubble Palace) becomes a metaphor for the approach to the collection overall.
I wanted an idea of freedom, playfulness and individuality to come to the fore in this collection, especially in consideration of the Dior archive,” explains Raf Simons. “It is not a heavy concept; it is light and young and there is a literal lightening of this clothing to make it fresh. Much of the design architecture comes from Mr Dior’s manteaux, his coats. But the heavy fabric is stripped away, the scale is played with and elements of their style are ‘collaged’ into other forms and garments.”