clothes: resort 2016, christian dior

Plaid for as far as the eye can gaze, nipped in waists, nostalgic bold prints and iconic ruffles; the Resort 2016 Christian Dior collection feels like we’ve just walked barefoot into a peaceful summer revolution.


A rebellion against the plain: the celebrated Dior collection – featuring over fifty looks designed by the iconic, Raf Simons – was showcased in full-frontal glory in Le Palais Bulles, a venue brimming with homely enthusiasm and invigorating charm.  While the heat may have been cranked up in the palace, situated between Cannes and Monaco; Dior dashed doubts of their sublime coolness faltering, by presenting their startling, boundary-pushing garments, making up the Resort 2016 Collection.



The demanding, vivid prints of the Dior collection ruled the runway.  The striking, foiled print dress, modeled by Grace Hartzel (left), and ruffle-plunge mini dress, worn by Katya Ledneva, are two of the most eye-catching pieces of the collection, simultaneously helping Dior to make their nostalgic mark in this season as well as propelling them into the future.

Net and crochet also have an intelligent hand to play when shaping the future of the fashion industry.  In the looks below, it’s clear to see that Dior are not looking for the simplicity, minimalism and maturity dominating fashion at the moment.  Instead, they’re looking towards pretty, preppy, poppy and in-your-face prints: a daunting thought for those of us who crave the satisfaction of being slimmed down by an all-black ensemble.

The name of the game where the Resort 2016 Christian Dior collection is concerned is: making an impactful difference.  A hole has been created and flair, excitement and overall experiment seems to be filling the gap quickly.

You can see the full fifty-three outfit previews on by clicking here.

Ella Scott

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