Dior Fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection was sharp and modern. From accessories to makeup to embroidery, view the collection up close and discover our favorite looks!
It’s been two seasons since the departure of Raf Simons from the house of Dior, and we’ve already started seeing a continuity in the collections. Just like the Spring 2016 collection, this one brought a lot of wool mixed with textures, sharp lines mixed with rythmic curves, black mixed with brights. The lines were cleaner than the last collection, and we found a lot of interesting elements. Here are our top ten picks:
Black (or Almost Black) Lipstick
When does black lipstick look the best? When it’s just shy of being black. I love how the lipsticks were the deepest, blackest shades of violet and burgundy, and it looks black when you take a first glance – chic but not costume-y.
Off-Shoulder & Oversized Collars
Oversized ruched, folded, fur, asymmetric and off-shoulder collars – this collection has all sorts of them. Kendall Jenner walked the runway wearing a black coat dress with oversized grey fur collars, which are my favorite in the mix.
The pointy-toe shoes were a mix of lace-up booties and multiple-buckle heels. With color-blocking. And animal skin.
Built-In Scarf Jacket
If the off-shoulder oversized collars aren’t your thing, the collection even offered jackets whose collars doubled up as a knot, and wool dresses with scarf-like necklines going higher up to the chin.
Jewelry: Stacked Rings and Earrings
Just when we thought multiple rings and earrings may go out of style, Dior comes with their latest collection making a big case for them. And now we want to wear them even more.
The new handbag is structured, medium sized and with a broad strap. It matches the outfit perfectly and its strap length makes it good for both being hand-held or shoulder-carried. And, finally, a handbag with compartments and wallet-like spaces to keep things organized. How many times have we stood in front of our main door or car looking for a key in the bag?
Lightly Embellished Coat
One of my favorite coats in the mix is a flared cream coat, tailored like a collared mini-dress, with embroidered motifs over print. Neither too much to make an over-the-top statement, nor too little to not make a statement at all:
What Bar-jackets were to the SS16 collection, coats were to this one. Peacoats, overcoats and jackets – all varied yet similar. The ones we’ll want to watch out for in 2016 are the calf-length coats that are long enough to be worn over midi-dresses – perhaps on a chilly night after a black-tie party.
Exaggerated and Asymmetric Peplums
The peplum tops were cinched at the waist, and poofy below, creating an illusion of a fuller hip and narrower waist. Some were asymmetric – longer towards one side, or shorter in the center. What I would love even more is to exaggerate it even more, both in terms of volume and asymmetry.
Turtle Neck Collar
Turtle-necks have never appealed to me, but collars instead of the fold looks structured and elegant:
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