Displayed on a backdrop of almost water coloured blurring, the autumn/winter 2012 Pre Collection Lookbook from Dior consists of dramatic, flawless images that are soft and simple.
Shot by photographer Bruno Staub, model Chris Beek carries the slender, boyish frame ideal for this collection and the eclectic nature of Kris Van Assche’s designs.
With quality tailoring and alternative textures running throughout the collection, the house of Dior have combined the two to create a formal look for the coming winter – blazers are paired with check shirts and chunky knits with tailored trousers. Consistent with current trending, the colour blue appears frequently too, often in the form of midnight shades that are matched with dark greys and black.
With Assche having paid particular attention to varying necklines and shoulder detailing, a stand out piece is the white shirt complete with a grey camouflage print detail. Through an intelligent use of colour, it remains appropriate to the formal nature of the collection, whilst adding a modern stylish edge. Paired with navy tailored bottoms or black slim fitting jeans, this shirt is bold and bang on trend with its camo print referencing.
Dior is renowned for executing designs that are tailored perfectly and classic in style. This remains consistent here. However, the collection boasts an alternative approach to current trends by adding its own unique twist to colours, prints and necklines. Ultimately, it produces a collection that is both contemporary and wearable, whilst remaining true to the brand’s formal roots.