Christian Dior Spring 2014: Flower Girls
For Spring 2014, Raf Simons invited us into Christian Dior's Garden of Eden. The neon botanical set promised an explosion of flowers, and on that promise, Dior delivered. When the buds weren't patterned on pretty pleated skirts or embellishing heels, they were seductively cascading, nay snaking, down the models' necks.
Adding extra eye appeal to the collection were stripes: printed on fabric, occasionally cut into fabric, and sometimes speaking for fabric with words like "Primrose path" and "Hyperrealness." The message was clear, but we'd like to add another word to the conversation: paradise!