Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri has revitalized Dior, exploring the House’s most celebrated emblems while finding new ways to incorporate them into her collections throughout her time at Dior. The designer continues to push boundaries, and last week Grazia Chiuri and the team at Dior presented one of its edgiest collections yet, bridging the gap between Dior’s past and present all the while. Titled ‘The Next Era,’ the collection represents transformation and an assessment into the perception of accepted fashion notions.
Icons Return, Both New and Old
Emblematically feminine Dior silhouettes are revamped and refreshed for Fall 2022, like the skirts typically associated with the classic Dior Bar Jacket, which are given a voluminous new look with a combination of varying lengths, gathers, and pleating. Stunning fabrications took center stage in this collection, like the gorgeous shimmering brocades that appeared throughout. These same brocades also appear on bags in the collection, like the Dior Bobby East/West, which continues to be a big push this season.
The Dior Vibe made an appearance as well, with new iterations of the Dior Vibe Bowling Bag cementing its place as a new icon for the House. Appearing in various iterations, the Vibe encompasses the vibe of this collection overall, no pun intended. It’s new, meets old, with hints of Dior Cannage-Quilt showing up on the Vibe as well as throughout the collection as a whole. A brand new top handle bag, the 95.22, shown in look 6, showcases more of the House’s iconic Cannage-quilt, once again reiterating a renewed, modern focus on House emblems and an evolution of Dior Savoir-Faire.
View bags from the runway below (via Vogue Runway) and sneak a peek at some backstage action courtesy of Dior.Look 1 and 2