Dior's spectacular Cruise 2016 show was literally in a fashion bubble
Scene stealing locale
Set at Pierre Cardin's striking Palais Bulles (which translates to Bubble Palace), located just outside Cannes - Dior's cruise collection blended stunning craftsmanship with space-age design. Interestingly, this marriage of out-there architecture and luxury fashion is a trend we're seeing more of lately. From Chanel's Cruise showing in South Korea's Dongdaemun Design Plaza to Louis Vuitton's Bob House backdrop for Resort - these Instagram-worthy spaces are serving as the perfect accompaniment to the high-end clothes seen striding down the runway.
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While one might expect the clothes themselves to reflect their futuristic surroundings, creative director Raf Simons took a more subdued approach, featuring A-line silhouettes, thigh-skimming hemlines, checks and striking metallic fabrics. In a subtle nod to the maritime locale, Simons even overlaid netting as a final touch to some of the dresses. While the collection felt distinctly modern, offering black and white tailored pieces for the girl not so into colour, overall, each look fit into the cruise customer's headspace - relaxed, chic and easy-to-wear holiday pieces. See the entire show below:
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