Monday, 8 March 2010

Christian Dior FW10

John Galliano has graced the runway with the presence of his elegant yet classic designs once again - this season, with a feminine, equestrian flair with a taste of eighteenth-century England. The show starts with a combination of unique yet pleasing sounds - thunder, the neighing of a horse and clapping coconut shells. 2010's fastest-rising supermodel Karlie Kloss opens the show wearing a pink chiffon dress with ruffles, a highwayman's cape in the shade of burgundy, brown thigh-high boots, a top hat and - of course - the fishtail braid that later would become the signature hairstyle of the Christian Dior FW2010 show.
As the show continues, it becomes evident that this Dior this season is filled with femininity, chiffon dresses, ruffles, brown leather, knitwear, and many things that have been worn by Londoners in the time of Sherlock Holmes. Models walked down the runway in hats - from baker boy hats to equestrian-styled ones, and the clothing was a modernized version of country fashion. The colour palette of the show mainly ranges from brown to maroon, and also various shades of pale jade green and nude colours - of course, the classic black, white and gray are one of the main colours as well.
One of the major essences of the show - beauty. The models had pale faces, with cheekbones highlighted in a soft, pastel pink and lips fully rouged in a dark red colour that matches the similar shades of maroon that are constantly recurring in the show. The fishtail braids, occasionally accompanied by poofy, voluminous hair, proved to be a highlight of the show that emphasizes on the elegance of the overall atmosphere. Galliano is truly a genius at work.

images from