Dior and Fendi Fall/Winter 2022-2023 haute couture collections reinvent the women’s wardrobe

The Haute Couture week just ended in Paris, and it was a golden opportunity for luxury Maisons to present their latest autumn-winter 2022-2023 collection. The week-long event included the presence of two LVMH Maisons, Dior and Fendi, who unveiled their exceptional new creations. A look back at the Dior Haute Couture show on July 4.

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The tree of life is at the heart of Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko’s work and is also the starting point for the Dior Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2022-2023 collection, imagined by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of the Maison. This Dior collection is composed of a series of pieces through which folkloric imaginations resonate.

A vision that freely invests several models thanks to the profusion of embroidery, made of cotton threads, silk and rope. The shades of beige are sometimes punctuated by a touch of black or blue. These embroideries are deployed on cotton fabrics, wool crepe, silk and cashmere. The dresses feature patchworks of lace and guipure in bronze and black. Silk chiffon was chosen for the long and light dresses that follow the lines of the body in a virtuoso game of smocks.

The materials reinterpret the New Look silhouette: the Bar jacket is adorned with a vertically smocked fabric and the skirt is structured with ribbons forming a basque. Hand-loomed fabrics exalt their precious, irregular texture in garments that banish all hems.

Wide silk or cotton embroidered trench coats dress the long dresses. Maria Grazia Chiuri thus contemplates fashion through the filter of art by exploring this territory of traditions. Here, materials and forms are shaped in this space of reflection that is the Atelier, permeable to the social reality in which we live.