As we know, the house of Dior has a long history and good relationship with The Land of Rising Sun, Japan. After 7 years presenting Monsieur Dior 1st collection and he introducing the new modern elegance into the fashion world, Monsieur Dior had the chance showcased his designs in Japan and the Tokyo department store of Daimaru as his map pin after the store began selling his haute couture collection. Later, Dior collection become a hit after Monsieur was commissioned to design wedding dresses for the beautiful Princess Michiko. From there Japan very dearly to Dior. Monsieur Dior fascination with the beautiful Japan began from his childhood and we can see into all of his designs inspired by his passion with Japanese art, culture, nature and talents. The late Monsieur Dior visionary creations still carry the same elegance element from 1947 until today.
Now, Monsieur Raf Simons has chosen the Metropolis City of Tokyo and The Esprit Dior Exhibition as a great platform to showcase his Pre-Fall Dior 2015/2016 Collection Show on 11th December, yesterday night. The exciting event gathered all VVIPs including LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Chairman & Chief Executive Bernard Arnault, Magazine Editors, top Bloggers and Columnist, International Buyers, Media and Photographers also famous Celebrities; Audrey Tautou, Hailee Steinfeld, Kiko Mizuhara, Crystal Kay, Ryuhei Matsuda, Mika Nakashima, Izumi Mori, DJ Mademoiselle Yulia, Anna Tsuchiya and Rila Fukushima were among attending the Dior show.
Dior staged its first ever Pre-Fall show out from Europe to Asia and placed their show venue at Tokyo's Kokugikan - square dohyo, one of the country's pre-eminent sumo wrestling arenas. Based on few reliable sources, Dior received nearly one thousand plus attendance that evening. A huge crowd for a special occasion indeed. Here, we can see and understand how Japanese really appreciate designer art, excellent craftsmanship and quality. The arena turn into a snowy-futuristic setting, on upper level Dior created steel pipes lookalike a building frame or somewhere in the city garden that totally give a urban feel and faux snowflakes to give a fantasy touch. Simply amazing!
This season Monsieur Raf Simons presented his Pre-Fall collection with over 60 plus looks. Based what I've observed, most of his collection this season more utilitarian, outdoorsy for daily wear, futuristic yet maintaining the classic shape of Dior. Yes, most of you will realized that it was not a Japanese show. No Geisha Kimono or Obis, No shinning Samurai, No colourful elements of Harajuku or even beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossoms elements in it. But look into a deeper positive side, Monsieur Raf Simons did create of today's modern Japanese style. His vision in this season collection, he imagine a Dior woman donning her Dior coat or dress everyday...everywhere without worry. It really opposite from the normal Dior. As Fashion Observer, I liked that kind of idea "fashion is not only certain group or occasion." In this collection, Dior lovers will see beautiful futuristic sequin turtlenecks & layered under wool dresses, modern structured heavy coats, neckline of Bar Coats to sleeveless Bar dresses, fur vests, warm knitted sweaters & sweaterdresses and patent leather outwear with zippers. I love the beautiful fabrics that Monsieur Raf used in his collection like patent leathers, heavy cottons & wools and pop it with sequined fabric. Amazing platform boots, beautiful eye-catching micro Miss Dior bags, fistfuls of rings adorned by every model's fingers and this season Pre-Fall signature hairdo Princess Leia braids finished the whole look. Honestly, I feel that the whole collection were brilliant and suitable for today modern women.
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CHRISTIAN DIOR PRE-FALL 2015 COLLECTION
[ESPRIT DIOR TOKYO 2015]