Kitten Heels Back With Dior Fall 2013 Collection

Raf Simons’ collections for Dior receive a great deal of praise, no matter what he decides to use as main theme for his shows. I’m beginning to think that Raf Simons is the new Karl Lagerfeld. Is he not?

The collection he put together for Dior Fall 2013 follows the same black and white main lines we’ve seen earlier chez Balenciaga adding a pinch of pepper with gray and some strategically placed embroidered flowers and kitten heels shoes. Yes. You’re reading that right: Raf Simons brings kitten heels on bags, dresses pushing this cartoonish shoe rendition into a Dior symbol this season.

Raf Simons Dior Fall 2013 collection highlights

Like it or not, I’m pretty certain we’ll see it everywhere. That’s Raf’s fashion genius. Which is not to say that he forgets about the classic suit silhouettes or the lovely lady-ish skirts, the fancy bow details or his latest collections’ flowery fashion exploits. Addicting? You bet! Wait till you see the positive reviews pouring in!

Christian Dior Fall 2013 collection black and white

classic Dior shapes in the Fall 2013 Dior collection

7 comments

#1 ana on 03.01.13 at 2:34 pm

A bit out of topic but call it a “coincidence”. Just about yesterday I was talking with Ellington about Laurie Anderson and today I was so nicely surprised when the runaway started and the sound track was who ? YES!! Laurie ! and the final song was Superman which I love in a very disturbing way.
Weeks ago I was reading that there is no such thing as a coincidence. Facts are intertwined together in a kind of net which at moments seems unexplainable.
I mean, I didnt hear about Laurie Anderson for 10 years or so, and then here I am in a style blog and my favorite designer choses one of the most underated musicians out there to open his show. Isnt that akward ?
Can somebody explain me the meaning of that absurd dialogue between the veterinarian and his client at the opening of a Dior show ?
I loved the clothes. He definitely is making Dior more accesible. It was quite emotional for him, no? He was almost crying in the final walkthrough.

#2 ana on 03.03.13 at 5:43 am

Did you girls watched the video at Dior home page ?

#3 Appollonia on 03.03.13 at 12:26 pm

ana, thanks for the reminder.

#4 ana on 03.03.13 at 1:56 pm

Appollonia : Mmhhh :-/ The video has been edited and the sound track changed. Now my first comment doesnt make sense at all…
You can still watch the original version at Youtube. Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2013 Full Show | HQ

#5 Appollonia on 03.03.13 at 7:43 pm

Gracias ana! The video on Dior’s website didn’t work right on my laptop. It was like slow-motion so I quitted, So annoying……

That was truly a beautiful, elegant collection. I loved the black and white pieces, the coats and the suits. Indeed accessible. A stylish collection whether you’re or older. Truly Raf Simon’s signature but also very Christian Dior. The original. I think that’s quite an achievement!

Sorry, I can’t explain that dialoque either…..I found it somewhat distracting while watching the show. That’s my one and only point of “criticism”.

#6 kpriss on 03.05.13 at 7:39 am

Ana – I fell behind with the answers – the kids are finally back in school today so I think I can get my old habits / schedule back now :) two weeks! In the middle of the Fashion Week season! Cruelty! The viruses know no fashion mercy at all!

so , ana, as I was saying – the dialogue at the beginning? They say it was inspired by some Warhol interview thingie.. Distracting, but at the same time so much more than just an average fashion show!

#7 ana on 03.05.13 at 1:39 pm

Thanks kpriss. I was surprised by the scarcity of posts about the shows. Now I understand it ;-) My kids sometimes are a … well,,,,hard to keep on track.

There is a frase there in the show that sticked on me : ” Everything is good , nothing is bad about the carots” .
It comes again and again to my mind. I think it encapsulates the absurdity of our reality / the fashion system itself.

I will probably use it as a catch frase. Devoided of its context it is quite a powerful expression when you cant find words to express your desbelief in a given situation.

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