While the pandemic has struck the globe, French luxury brand Dior seemed to have also created a stir amongst the fashion world. Eager to put forth their Cruise 2021 collection (complete with a live orchestra and dancers), set in the southern Italian town of Lecce, artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri chose to broadcast the show via a LIVE link that was only given to a select few (I was one of the privileged ones), and with that Dior‘s Cruise 2021 came to life.
Inspired by the history, art, culture, crafts of the southern Italian region of Puglia, the show exuded a strong yet feminine aura—think old school corsets, flowing dresses and lots of woven detailing… Scroll below to read and get inspired to style these amazing trends I spotted on the runway
To quote Stephen King; “Sooner or later, everything old is new again.” That statement couldn’t be further from the truth. Fashion has taken its twists, turns and comes back to reinvent trends of the past. Similarly, while beauty trends have taken a whole new approach, certain hair accessories have come back in vogue. Take, for example, these headscarves…With open, loose waves, hair strands popping out, the overall beauty look was simplistic and had an old fashioned charm.
Chiur showcased the Italian region’s native crafts and craftspeople, which included the amazing tombolo embroidery and prints. Boho knit fringe and bright prints helped in breaking up of the neutral shades of creams, tans and browns.
While runway and reality do have their own boundaries, I think a look like this for Fashion Week or a fun editorial shoot can be quite a hit! Some resembled waist trainers, leather corsets and others were double belted and styled with the long flowing dresses.
Like the theme of this collection, a lot of the styles of these overflowing dresses included square-shaped necks. Pinafore dresses with fringe detailing, floral motifs, embroidered prints and embellishments were spotted on most of Chiuri’s dresses.
Would you try and include these trends into your personal style?