Raf Simons presented Friday his fall-winter 2014-2015 ready-to-wear collection for the house of Dior. We bring you the video of the show.
The runway was long and straight, and the models moved with assured steps, staring directly ahead. The long and intense white runway was luminescent under a ceiling garden of LEDs that lit up suddenly as though the day was rising on a new Dior woman. A woman who had taken control - of the city, of men, of herself. A woman running in hybrid shoes, pumps on a sport sole. Her Lady Dior has the look of a briefcase. She turns to the male wardrobe for the shirtdresses she wears under double-breasted jackets, but a brightly-colored fur coat over her arm will take the style from day to evening in the blink of an eye. Looks are layered to give rise to new dresses, mixing cashmere and silk, crêpe and wool, 1950s cuts morphing into a new kind of modernity. Dresses and coats corseted with sports shoe laces allude to Christian Dior's famous Bar jacket.
Colors are strong and vivid. They have all the confidence of the woman wearing them, whether it's a sleeveless coat in bright yellow mink, fuchsia wool paired with an embroidered green quilted crêpe to form a cocktail dress, or bright blue with pale pink, fluorescent pink with red - the list goes on.
Midnight, royal and electric make up the spectrum of blue.
The whole thing gives off an urgent energy.
"I wanted to address the idea of the city in all its abstraction, and that's how I see the urban world in this collection ", Raf Simons explains. "It's the idea of romance and reality: a world of possibility. At the same time I wanted to show a woman who's liberated by how she chooses to dress. "