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29 July
Créateur

Raf Simons’ Giessbach: 

The Funicular Railway

This funicular railway, the oldest in Europe, has retained all its romantic charm. On board, passengers cross the forest, passing over bridges and alongside the falls. Open your eyes to notice the many species of birds nesting in Giessbach and the vividly-colored orchids that bloom there in summer.

  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
28 July
Créateur

Raf Simons’ Giessbach: 

The Falls

At Giessbach, in Switzerland, masses of water cascade down the rocks in a silvery mist. "It's very authentic, it’s all about beauty, like a fairy tale,” says Raf Simons of an exceptional place that had already seduced the writer Goethe and Mendelssohn the composer in their time.

  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
28 July
Créateur

Raf Simons’ Giessbach: 

The Grandhotel Giessbach

This holiday resort for high society and the great names in late nineteenth-century art, offering an exceptional view over Lake Brienz, has preserved its décor dating from the Belle Époque, a period that proved a constant inspiration for Christian Dior. "In a way this place is very Dior for me," explains the House’s Creative Director of women’s wear.

  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
  • © Jonas Marguet
27 July
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Perspectives on Color

Discover the DiorAbstract glasses first spotted in the ready-to-wear autumn-winter 2015-2016 fashion show by Raf Simons for Dior, they exhibit graphic lines paired with a wild spirit. 

With their animal prints and transparent tortoiseshell, the DiorAbstract glasses from the Dior ready-to-wear autumn-winter 2015-2016 collection set off the elegant and primitive looks conceived by Raf Simons. Playing on contrasts, they juxtapose daring volumes with architectural curves, as metal-inset acetate alludes to the masculine-feminine inspiration. The mirrored lenses are tinted strong colors ranging from emerald green to sky blue. Mixing timeless design and organic motifs, these DiorAbstract glasses are a perfect embellishment for eyes focused on the future. 

27 July
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Cliff Notes

 It was to the cliffs of Granville that photographer Willy Vanderperre headed when it came to capturing the autumn-winter 2015-2016 ready-to-wear collection by Raf Simons for Dior. Discover the images from the campaign here.

  • Dior Autumn-Winter 2015-16 Campaign
  • Dior Autumn-Winter 2015-16 Campaign
  • Dior Autumn-Winter 2015-16 Campaign

"My childhood home sat on a cliff and lay exposed to the most turbulent of weather," wrote Christian Dior in his autobiography. As though in homage to the wildness of a nature that never ceased to inspire the couturier, it was at Granville, in a rocky landscape battered by the winds, that the Dior women staked out their territory for the autumn-winter 2015-2016 campaign. The animal-inspired prints covering their clothing and their Diorama bags, their long thigh boots molding like a second skin, and the slashed fabric of their skirts, all designed by Raf Simons, are captured by Willy Vanderperre's lens appearing to melt into the harsh setting, like a new kind of camouflage, one that's feminine and very Dior.

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