For spring 2021, Dior's creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri was inspired by the world's current climate, embracing the period of crisis that is drastically changing our behaviors, rituals and habits. The concept of fashion as we know it is radically different, and Grazia Chiuri embraced this uncertainty with her newest collection for the French design House. Classic Dior silhouettes are transformed, showcasing the brand's rich heritage and exploring its origins. Grazia Chiuri reinterprets iconic House shapes for a different way of living. Fluid fabrics and silhouettes make the perfect backdrop for Dior's classic handbag shapes, many of which have been reinterpreted for spring 2021.
The embroidered Dior Book Tote continues its reign for SS21, reimagined by Maria Grazia Chiuri a few different ways this season. The color stories and effects shown throughout capture the spirit of the season, and variations include colorful sun-bleached stripes, high-impact, richly hued tie-dye and intricate embossed leather motifs. Clutches bearing the Dior 30 Montaigne 'CD' signature are a huge push for this season as well, and the silhouette is multi-functional, as it can be unfolded to create a slim tote. Making an impact on the runway, this hybrid-design is seen in two sizes and a wide variety of colors and materials, including the brand's iconic Oblique print. New versions of a classic shape reappear on the runway this season, the Lady D-Lite, which has already become an icon. Must-have iterations are seen throughout including a pale tonal striped version, which embodies the spirit of the season. Check out the bags below.
[images via Dior and Vogue Runway]