Belgian designer Raf Simons presented his first Resort collection for Dior in Monte Carlo last Saturday, and we are here to present you to some of our favorite looks along with the inspiration behind the uber lux-sportif creations.
With a love for lace, a tradition of the french maison, Simons wants to bring it back as a must for every woman's wardrobe. And even though lace is considered to be too much - 20s driven - for the modern femme, it is his specialty to resurrect things, adding a futuristic twist and edge.
“I wanted to do something with lace for a long time, but to twist it, create something more edgy, so it almost becomes futuristic” said Simons.
Fluo colors, with a sport dynamic, fluid figures, luxurious fabrics and minimalistic floral prints formed a rather fresh collection that I loved. Even though the fun, colorful Dior woman is not exactly my type I must admit Raf Simons manages to captivate me every single time. My love fore more "noir" designers is obvious but he is this case of designer that does everything so well that even them most skeptical can't help but adore him.
I found the designs and mixtures of fabric, textures and color genuine, and honestly I would never put those things together, but it's working for Simons just fine!
Now, the reason why the show was held in Monte Carlo is due to the invitation of Princess Charlene of Monaco to Raf Simons himself and of course the long-time relationship of the legendary Princess Grace with Dior. Additionally, a touching exhibit of Grace Kelly's dresses took place later on at the
Musée océanographique de Monaco, by the couple to honor the actress's patronage of the French House. And if you ask me, with a movie coming out sooner or later about Grace (staring Nicole Kidman) it was the smartest, most romantic thing to do, and Dior has always been interwoven with romance since the very beginning!