Raf Simons was inspired by Christian Dior’s love of the countryside for Dior’s Spring 2013 Haute Couture show. After Karl Lagerfeld treated guests of Chanel’s runway show to a re-imagined enchanted forest inside Paris’s Grand Palais, Raf Simons wowed his audience with an otherworldly garden as the setting for his Spring 2013 Haute Couture show. Set inside a tent, a gardener was actually still grooming the elaborate French garden as guests arrived in their seats. “I wanted it to literally be about the season; to be about the very idea of spring,” Raf Simons said in a statement about the show.
The first model to take the runway came out in a strapless gown in an icy shade of blue reminiscent of an early spring sky. Raf Simons used a palate of sky blues and blacks with bursts of colour like yellow and pink — the colours of early spring, like when the new year’s first flowers pop up even when winter hasn’t fully left the scene. Even the most structured of dresses had a lightness to them, the same way a daffodil can look at once impossibly intricate and opulent in its design and delicate at the same time, from trapeze dresses to trumpet-shaped gowns. Raf Simons maintained his minimalist aesthetic while at the same time including floral appliqué to many of his creations. It finally feels like spring is coming!
Watch the full show in the video below.
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