Raf Simons First Attempt at Haute Couture is Met With Mixed Reviews… But Mostly Bad Ones
There were definitely a few head scratchers at the Fall 2012 Haute Couture show for Christian Dior today. Not because people didn’t know what was going on but because they could clearly define the point where Christian Dior met Raf Simons. When slipping into the head design position at any historic fashion house I’m sure it would be extremely tough to determine where you should use the tried tested and true of the line you are designing for and where you should insert your own creative prowess. But as tough as that would be, Raf seemed to use a lot of his own emotional goings-on and infuse them into a Dior couture collection.
Recently, in Simons namesake menswear Spring 2013 line he tacked on a dress in a floral pattern onto the back of a standard Raf Simons men’s jacket. The contradiction was odd to many but had an element of fun and gender blending that is so popular (thank you Pejic ;)). Anyway the point of this is that he used a similar technique in the couture women’s line. He literally completed the back of a gown with a completely different fabric, color, texture, everything and that was that. It reminded me of an image I saw of a poor family in Eastern Europe who wore a dress made of two fabrics because they couldn’t afford for a cohesive dress… I’m sure it wasn’t what Raf was going for when creating the last couple dresses, but that is how it came across.
Keep in mind though that this is a Haute Couture collection and each of these dresses starts at a five figure amount and goes up from there so for someone to say “Wow, you look just like this poor girl know from back home!” could cause some angry poop throwing.
*insert monkey throwing poop gif here*
Poop slinging aside, what did you think of the collection? Favorite look? Least favorite look? Did the whole thing just bore you? LET ME KNOW!