|Loewe S/S '15; image source: style.com|
So far the house has been focused on rather heavy leather pieces which were still present, but in a much lighter sense. A shapeless suede dress in ivory with attached panels looked one third of its weight; diagonally-slashed pants and upside bateu neck shirts made of cotton appeared as second skin; gathered harem pants could almost be mistaken as sweatpants, and immaculately finished knit tops gave out an even greater sense of comfort.
Not everything was as successful though. Case in point - the black cotton dress with colorful shreds shown on the left which I believe is the silliest piece of clothing I have seen in years. The list is completed with the addition of those flesh-colored latex T-shirts printed with iconic Loewe landscapes and the not-so-flattering mid-waist leather pants that were probably shown in every color imaginable. But then again, Mr. Anderson is a young designer with a lot more to learn and judging by the positive moments of the show, he is off to a great start.
On the other side of the spectrum was Christian Dior, a mega brand reinvented more than two years ago by Belgian designer Raf Simons which seems to be standing in one place. So much, that Mr. Si-mons decided to adapt his last couture show for the brand into a ready-to-wear collection. Excuse my repulsion but I am a firm believer in moving forward and no matter how beautiful the clothes, a col-lection should never be repeated. Especially not when it's a watered down version of its predecessor.
|Christian Dior S/S '15; image source: mybestcv.co.il|
I remember back in 2012 when the designer got the gig at Dior he made a statement about wanting to put the French house on the same level with Chanel in terms of recognition. Well, congratulations to him, I guess, because he just staged the ultimate highly-produced, long and pointless show like his competitor that was short on intimacy on account of profitability. A real case of couture for the less rich.
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