With the Dior Spring/Summer 2021 collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri rethought the role of clothes at the present time and how they interact with the body. Accompanied by the sounds of ‘Sangu di Rosa’, models walked the ecclesiastical runway, dressed in clothes in which ancestral and innovatively modern techniques played an important role; from warp-printing to tie-dye.
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Dior’s new silhouette
How we started to wear clothes during the past months has been the starting point for this collection. According to Chiuri, the pandemic will dictate what we will wear the upcoming year(s) as well. Therefore, she approached this collection with a pragmatic eye; “Our clothes have to reflect this new style of life,” she explained. In a tent in the Jardin des Tuileries, Chiuri presented her collection for a socially distant audience. While her current silhouette is far from the traditional Dior look – which isn’t as comfortable as your average WFH look – Chiuri aimed to revise the house’s classic shapes. According to her, this silhouette will become the new standard for the fashion house.
In many cases, it was hardly visible that the looks were inspired by the label’s classic suits. Trousers were more slouchy than they used to be and shirts were transformed into tunics. Where we used to wear clothes to send out political messages and to share our opinions, today’s clothes are all about the relationship with oneself, the designer added. Hence, she created clothes that embraced the body, instead of lacing up. A true relief in times like these. Discover our favorite looks below.