We are officially in 2020 land. 2020 vision. Dior Cruise is the first of the shows, and it feels good. Maria Grazia Chiuri took us to Marrakech to make it rain. Morocco makes such a good backdrop. Her women marched in prints, layered together, and as the collection progressed it became in part a nod to Yves Saint Laurent, his creative ownership of this geography and the historic link to his early tenure at Dior. Marrakech was the place where Saint Laurent indulged in colour, saying: “Once I grew sensitive to light and colors, I especially noticed the light on colours…on every street corner in Marrakech, you encounter astonishingly vivid groups of men and women, which stand out in a blend of pink, blue, green, and purple caftans.” Earthy reds, muddy khakis And pale yellows recalled Berber tribesmen and made up the prints in Chiuri’s Cruise collection grounded. This girl’s down to earth. Headscarves, oversized gold earrings and Dior saddle bags are the accessories. Yes, this girl has got her Moroccan holiday wardrobe sorted. A list of collaborators worked on the collection, including anthropologist Anne Grossfiley and tailor Monsieur Pathe’o. Fashion designer Wales Bonner and artist Mickalene Thomas reworked the New Look Bar jacket. This girl was ready to dominate the streets in billowing gowns and embroidered beaded tapestries, also down to wear some denim with some classic Chiuri blue jeans, her version of a camo pant and a sneaker, sandal or knee high boot for walking. So many options. We like a versatile vacay.
by Roxy Lola