The resort shows this year are getting bigger and better, with more budget being poured into each show and the locations more glamorous, the details fine tuned. Dior’s relatively new Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri decided to host this years’ event in Los Angeles, but instead of keeping it in Hollywood, she found a location in the suburb of Calabasas, known for being home to the Kardashians.
The collection for this season was a celebration of LA’s nature, which Chiuri believes is a huge part of the attraction to the west coast state, as shown by the backdrop of the Santa Monica mountains to her show. Two large hot air balloons, adorned with Dior’s logo hovered 10ft off the ground as models walked on the uneven terrain. Chiuri has said that her inspiration for the collection was the primitive wall paintings in the Lascaux cave, which are approximately 20,000 years old.
After discovering that Christian Dior was fascinated by these paintings and in fact also did a collection inspired by them, Chiuri is continuing her mission to bring the heritage of Dior back into the forefront. Her collection heavily featured embroidery and primitive prints, with a feeling of femininity and romance.
The bags of the collection were in keeping with Chiuri’s vision of the brand, with the old logo still being used across the bags and chunky hardware that keeps the modern edge. Some rainbow coloured straps were shown which are a common trend and sure to be a hit with the fashion crowd. Here is the first look at what we can expect from the 2018 cruise collection from the famous fashion house.