Discover the latest Dior Cruise 2018 collection, which balances cave-wilderness with femininity. Read our review and see the best looks!
At a first glance, there are so many things we remember when we take a look at this collection – images coming to mind. But it still seemed so different than anything we’ve seen at Dior for the past, I don’t know how many years! Familiar yet fresh.
Hats were the first thing to be noticed – they accompanied every look, plain as well as those with animal motifs – which were the second thing to notice. Patterns stole the show – paintings of oxen, deer and horses were seen on dresses, outerwear and accessories, even pants. Art, plaids and stripes were seen too.
Other accessories were just as noticeable – skinny belts with long tails, chain chokers with long necklaces, cross-body bags and clutches. Silhouettes included maxi dresses, midi skirts, safari suits, crop pants and some mini dresses. Lots of outerwear – fur coats, ponchos, jackets, et al. Strappy dresses and sheer skirts reminiscent of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s recent Dior collections were present, which made it all very feminine. And that’s when I remembered what Dior Cruise 2018 collection mostly reminded me of – Valentino Resort 2016, which of course, Maria Grazia Chiuri designed with Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino. Guess it’s familiar for a reason, then?
The beauty look was as appropriate to the theme as the flat slip-ons – unkempy waves that tied into a braid at the back. My favorite look was undoubtedly this fringed white dress, plus I loved those bold animal motifs:
Dior Cruise 2018 Collection: Gallery
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