Right now, there’s a little film festival going on in Cannes that you might have heard of, but before that started up for another year, Christian Dior used the picturesque French Riviera city as the backdrop for its Cruise 2016 runway show.
Christian Dior Handbags and Purses
Raf Simons’ tenure at Dior has been a godsend for the brand’s accessories department. The designer’s handbag team churns out interesting pieces left and right, both new shapes and inventive takes on old favorites. The Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag is probably the oldest of these favorites, and it has a relatively new, modern competitor: the Christian Dior Diorissimo Bag.
A few months ago, Dior announced that Rihanna would be the brand’s newest face, and the brand’s first black campaign star of all time. Yesterday, the first images from the pop superstar’s campaign hit the Internet, and they’re gorgeous.
Rihanna’s campaign is for the new Christian Dior Diorama Bag, and the images, shot by Steven Klein, are centered around a secret garden theme.
A lot of great things have happened to Dior’s accessories line under the leadership of Raf Simons and his creative team, and now there’s one more that bag shoppers can add to the list: the Christian Dior Diorama Bag, which officially launched in boutiques in mid-March as part of its debut with the Spring 2015 collection.
Dior has an advantage that only a tiny handful of other fashion houses enjoy. Because the brand resides at the very top tier of fashion houses and because it has a history so rich and storied that it’d make a marketer weep, Dior can not only make handbags out of the world’s rarest, finest exotics and expect to sell all of them, but the brand can make interesting, challenging bags that retail for $30,000 and expect to sell those, too.
The accessory market is always shifting; slowly, one designer moves up the ranks while another movies down and trends ebb and flow. Céline had a major moment, for quite a few seasons, and then the Chanel Boy Bag followed. Of course there are others, but over the past couple of seasons, it’s been those two who have had the most people talking and shopping.
Somehow, it’s almost February, and that means it’s almost time for New York Fashion Week and the debut of the first Fall 2015 collections. Pre-Fall 2015 presentations have barely wrapped up, and when we went back to survey the pre-season in advance of the NY shows, we noticed one that we skipped in all of late December’s holiday tumult–Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2015, which was shown in Tokyo.
Amanda and I share an adoration for Christian Dior bags; the only problem is there isn’t exactly a plethora of information on the brand’s bags for curious Internet shoppers. Yes, the brand’s website is has been updated with more information, behind the scenes details and campaign images than it used to have, but it doesn’t offer bags for sale or pricing information, and neither does any other online retailer.