Houndstooth And Tailleur Bar : The Sustainable Vision Of Dior For Spring/Summer 2020

Maria Grazia Chiuri wanted a collection wear creativity and sustainability are fused – Miss Dior and the coupe bar in the forefront! 

From Christian Dior, we know of the femme-fleur, his own love for the rose and the softness of the Miss Dior perfume. What we know less is that Catherine Dior, his sister, was not only a decorated resistante after the Second World War, but also found her reminiscent in botany and gardening. Nature and the beauty of flowers have a resonating effect on this exceptional woman. It is exactly this that Maria Grazia Chiuri wanted to underline for Spring/Summer 2020. 

The result? A plethora of silhouettes inspired by this gardener, but also all the iconic codes of the Dior house injected here and there. The houndstooth motif, present from the very first collections of Monsieur, makes more than apparition – they are interweaved to the H line, tightened by the Bar cut, it gives an unexpected charm to the Spring/Summer 2020 silhouette. Better, it is coiffed with a bob cut reclaiming the mythical carnage of 30 Avenue Montaigne that Maria Grazia Chiuri gains in pertinence!

Created by Stephen Jones, “The hats for Dior this season are made using straw collected in Switzerland, Italy, the Philippines and France. It is the United Nations assembled into a straw hat” jokes the famous hat-maker. An ode to nature, this Spring/Summer 2020 collection from Dior goes outside of the frame of desirability to give to today’s women eternal pieces. A sort of fusion between heritage and future, under the guise of Mother Nature, carrying environmentalist statements. No need to make functional fashion to respect the planet!