Maria Grazia Chiuri’s latest collection combines classic Dior style codes with sporty, colorful looks
Featuring new interpretations from the brand’s archive, Dior’s Spring/Summer 2022 presentation provides a new lexicon for a world still reeling from the pandemic. Inspired by Marc Bohan’s tenure as creative director at Dior and cut with his Slim Look collection (1961) in mind, Maria Grazia Chiuri revealed a new, more girlier silhouette for Dior and gave Bohan’s aesthetic a color block spin. Driven by the main colors orange, yellow, black and white, the collection combines classic Dior looks with innovative, sporty and colorful outfits including boxing robes and boxing shorts.
Working together with Anna Paparatti for the set design and scenography, Chiuri re-conceptualized the runway as a board game. “Fashion is a game. To dress ourselves is a way of performing,” she states. “A show is a collective performance between the models and the audience.”
Included in the presentation were jackets reinvented with a boxy cut, refined coats, cropped blazers, mini skirts and dresses in a series of unexpected combinations. Towards the end we also saw a lot of graphic prints, 3D embroidery, a myriad of sequins, big bow details and even shiny sparkling mini dresses in gold paired with matching bags.