Although still in the year of 2010, but I know maybe it is now already too late for talking about the spring seasons for 2011 in the world of fashion. But as the new year is definitely drawing near, I do think it is the right time for you to see through these brand new designs rather than just scan for a general idea.
We’ve seen the creativity of the designer and it seems to me that the inspirations will never run out. Now we can see the relation between John Galliano’s couture collections and his ready-to-wear shows for Christian Dior. It couldn’t help but generate anticipation for today’s presentation. How would he transmute that gorgeous floral extravaganza he delivered in July? In a typically cunning lateral move, the designer drew a bead on the tropics, which his congenital showmanship turned into a riff on a South Pacific-style fantasy of spic-and-span naval men and their fabulous floozies.
I do love the brilliant 2011 collection of Christian Dior on its show. I think it has much more to do with summer rather then spring, since most of the items remind my of the sea, the navy, the beach and the joyful time on it. The masculine edge of the spectrum came off best: A white parka, a gunmetal blue leather peacoat, a suede flying jacket, and a navy donkey jacket had a refreshingly straightforward gutsiness. Galliano served the island theme best in a Hawaiian-printed halter dress, a hot little peekaboo crocheted silk number, and a ruffled turquoise shift embroidered with big orange flowers. But then the energy seemed to slip away as night fell over Michael Howells’ driftwood beach-house set and the girls came out in a string of sheer silks. The colors were suitably tropical, but there was a vampy, campy lassitude in the boudoir-ness of it all, a fact that the Roxy Music-heavy soundtrack acknowledged. Kudos, however, to Iris Strubegger for channeling Joan Crawford so brilliantly.
Well, I don’t know what your feeling is, but I do see a colorful summer with the burning sun behind, though it is called the spring collection. But it is probable that you are now also fasinated by these ready-to-wear items from Christian Dior, since they are indeed gorgeous.