The guessing game of who will replace John Galliano at Dior has finally ended this week, with Belgian designer Raf Simons being named the new artistic director at the Parisian fashion house.
The position opened up for the designer due to John Galliano being fired from the placement last year over some awful anti-Semitic comments that were captured on a mobile phone by a member of the general public.
The eagerly anticipated new collection is expected to be showcased at the July Couture fashion shows in Paris.
Raf Simons, who previously worked as creative director at Jil Sander, is known for his use of bold eccentric colours, stimulating shapes and minimal silhouettes – a far cry from Galliano’s previous work, which consisted of romantic, ultra feminine collections.
Dior hope that with the hiring of the ground breaking designer, it will steer the label in a new direction, propelling “it’s iconic style into the 21st century”.
With all the hype and speculation surrounding what’s in store for the super brand, here at FashionBeans HQ (along with the majority of fashion fanatics around the world) we eagerly await the release of the AW12 collection. We cannot wait to see what modernised offerings the talented designer can bring to the already well established label.