- Hayley Peppin
Dior summons the Swinging ’60s in for their Spring/Summer 2022 RTW range
In a collaboration with Italian artist Anna Paparatti, Dior presented their pop-art campaign video to Daft Punk’s energising, “All Around the World.”
DIOR HAS GIFTED us with colour and effervescence for their latest ready-to-wear range.
While the French Maison’s collection for Paris Haute Couture Week was elegant and understated with tulle, hand-stitched tights and muted tones — their 2022 Spring/Summer RTW is both playful and provocative.
Summoning the pulsating energy of London in the Swinging ’60s, Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri has shown off a mix of mini-skirted suits and coat dresses — all splashed with oranges, mustards and greens. One particular orange suit can also be seen on Cara Delevingne for Harper’s BAZAAR UK’s latest cover shoot.
Jacket and skirt, Dior. Earrings, Dior Joaillerie
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The heavy colour blocking — and pop-art theme — is partly due to Dior’s ongoing creative collaboration with iconic Italian artist Anna Paparatti. The 85-year-old recently created a human-sized board game for the house’s Spring-Summer 22 runway at the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris.
Lensed by Brigitte Niedermair, Dior’s “creations come to life in the same hyperkinetic, chromatic spirit.” The Italian art/fashion photographer also has a book Photographie: Christian Dior by Brigitte Niedermair scheduled for release this April 12.
A campaign video set to Daft Punk’s energising “Around the World” further reinforces Dior’s intent to question “the role of play in our lives.”
Aside from clothing, Chiuri also revisits — and reinterprets — its Lady Dior bag by scaling it down to the-now trendy micro-bag form.
A diverse group of models also “establish a unique aesthetic dialogue, while MissDior sunglasses complete these magnetic silhouettes with their 50’s allure.”
It’s the Dior party we all want to attend.