In full Dior fashion, the Spring/Summer 2022 show, presented in Paris by Maria Grazia Chiuri, was a mix of disco and elegance. Intense colors, vivid prints, and daring looks; Spring 2022 is anything but boring.
Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri envisioned Dior’s latest collection at the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris. The grounds built by Queen of France Catherine de Medici in 1564 once served as the venue for the most prestigious royal festivals, and now, Dior’s Spring/Summer 2022 is on display in this lush Parisian park. After a Fall/Winter 2021 collection based on fairy tales and imaginary realms, Chiuri’s latest collection was a total surprise.
This luxury brand’s show featured a set designed by the iconic artist Anna Paparatti and hosted in-person guests in addition to running a live broadcast. The show managed to transport us all to a vibrant, colorful atmosphere: part board game and part orange blossom.
The runway was a mix of elegance and disco. We saw intense colors, vivid prints, and daring looks–in short: fearless maximalism. The floor was lit in bright hues as the models spun around the circular catwalk. Disco rhythms were the perfect background for virbrant looks that reminded me of the mod aesthetic of the sixties.
The entire show felt like a celebration, an awakening, a step into the beautiful chaos of everyday life. What caught my eye the most was the exceptional tailoring and timeless yet contemporary silhouettes: looks in tangerine, green, pink, red, and Klein blue against simple black and white.
Among my favorite looks were a set of shorts and a fitted jacket with a belt in very bright orange as well as an A-line dress in an intense green. I loved the matching shoes and the very “60s” yellow coat paired with black patent leather Mary Janes. Another of my top looks was a little black dress with a bow detail at the neckline; it reminded me of a modern and very chic Audrey Hepburn. I also loved the white gown with a nude mesh detail on the neckline and ties at the sides, a very subtle look that contrasted well with another of my favorites: a nude mesh dress with a bandeau top and leopard print miniskirt in neon green and bright orange.
There was a bit of everything in collection, from super hip outfits inspired by skateboarding to formal evening dresses–all with a very Dior aesthetic. I really liked the mixing of a fresh aesthetic with more elevated lines. We also saw a lot of boxy graphic print jackets and satin boxer shorts. This pieces were paired with classic counterparts like knee-length skirts and fitted jackets. Today, Dior surprised us and left us wanting more.