Raf Simmons and Dior brought a touch of surrealism to the runway for its fall winter 2013 ready-to-wear collection. Parading against painted clouds and mirrored reflective balloon shaped balls, models emerged as if from a dream.
The already svelte models appeared even taller with the nipped-in waists and long lines of the designs. Black and white colors managed to appear anything but drab or boring—perhaps it was the collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts that transported the basic colors to exquisite designs. Some of Warhol’s early drawings were embroidered in surprising areas—high heels across a woman’s thigh or a face on the bust of a dress. These embroideries added color and elegance to the simplistic color palates of the collection.
But the collection also offered some pops of color, like the gorgeous red in the cape jacket (an ode to Dior’s earlier designs). Houndstooth also added dimension and color to the collection.
Raf Simmons managed to prove yet again why he is transforming the fashion world and the perfect man to helm the house of Dior.