The Dior spring-summer 2022 ready-to-wear collection designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri is illuminated with vibrant colors – yellow, green(s), pink, and red – on monochrome looks enhanced with captivating material effects. Jacket and skirt sets, short dresses and straight-cut coats offer up an irresistibly pop attitude, while two- or three-tone creations imbue a touch of joy into the show’s décor, an ode to the spirit of games and celebration.
In a vibrant tribute to the Slim Look designed by Marc Bohan, the silhouettes of the Dior spring-summer 2022 ready-to-wear collection featured sleek, graphic curves, reinventing the allure of the 1960s. Jackets revisiting the boxy cut are paired with miniskirts, while elegant Bermuda shorts punctuate looks with cinched waists. Geometric games that reveal the essence of the Dior aesthetic more than ever.
The collection was interspersed with sportswear silhouettes inspired by the worlds of boxing and bowling. American style – from denim to sportswear – meets Dior codes, such as Monsieur Dior's own favorite star. These looks reinterpret the creative energy and daring vision of Marc Bohan – the House’s Artistic Director in the 1960s – who infused a more casual style into the Dior lexicon.
Timeless Color Chart
This season, Maria Grazia Chiuri dreamt up monochromatic looks with a timeless color chart that celebrates black, white and nude. Black was used for the patent leather outfits, suits and quilted cannage coats. White - a "pure, simple shade that goes with everything" in the words of Christian Dior - magnifies short, structured dresses. Exalting sensuality and desire, nude tones bloom over dresses delicately embroidered with sequins, but also on daring leotards - to be worn alone or layered - for a trompe-l'oeil effect.
An essential part of the collection, prints bring to life an enchanting bestiary inspired by the toile de Jouy print redesigned by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Sketches of tigers, lions, leopards, zebras and alligators are combined with colorful graphic elements that draw inspiration from road signs. These unique motifs appear on white jackets, pants, miniskirts and short dresses, new emblems of modernity.
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