Christian Dior Couture Collection Spring 2013

I was quite intrigued to see Raf Simons’ second take on the house of Dior for the Couture Spring 2013 collection. The flower element is still very strong – let’s not forget the flower-covered walls at Simons’ debut couture show with Dior last season – as an obvious connection between Mr. Dior and its newly … Continue reading

Focus… Jil Sander Navy AW 2012-13 Campaign

September is here! As much as we are sad to see that Summer is drawing to an end, Autumn comes full of promises – at least on the Fashion front… Raf Simons’ last collection for Jil Sander Navy will appeal to more than one woman, and makes us excited to start a new work year. … Continue reading

Focus… Christian Dior Haute Couture FW 2012-13 by Raf Simons

 Raf Simons set the stage for his couture debut at Christian Dior yesterday in a series of mesmerizing rooms filled with flowers arranged by colours. Simons created a collection that interpreted Christian Dior’s 1947 design aesthetic for resolutely modern women living in 2012. The collection represented a New New Look some said, and with its generous … Continue reading

Focus… Raf Simons Menswear Collection Spring 2013

Ahead of his much anticipated debut haute couture collection with Dior, Raf Simons showed his own menswear collection last night in Paris. The Belgian designer chose an array of lean yet loose silhouettes for his Spring 2013 collection: dark, lean, almost identical two-button suits if not for the slight variations of colour tones, positioning of … Continue reading

Forward… Raf Simons for Christian Dior

The New York Times confirmed yesterday that Raf Simons will be Dior’s new artistic director, filling a year-long empty seat that John Galliano left open after he was fired.  Raf Simons was let go from Jil Sander earlier this year to make room for the return of the house’s original founder, and many thought he would take … Continue reading