A powerful and undoubtedly feminine aura exuded from Maria Grazia Chuiri’s latest autumn/winter collection at Christian Dior. Her second A/W collection can once again be seen as a colourful protest, celebrating womanhood and life. Contrasting from AW17’s dark palette of navy blues and blacks, this year the designer opted for a more playful board of tones and patterns. Though I admired the mysticism that surrounded the latter, this year the clothes are alive; triumphant with life. Slouched silhouettes continue to adorn the models, ever-graceful, igniting a sense of power and authority which rippled through the crowd. Captivated by almost every piece that strode down the runway with a double personality (one of the model and one of the clothes), I find it difficult to be content with choosing my favourite six looks.
Belgian-born designer: Anthony Vaccarello, presented his AW18 collection on 27th February 2018, at nightfall. The mood: black, seductress. The collection mirror aspects of Vaccarello’s SS18 show, thinking of the sparse lack of clothes and the maximum parade of flesh. Not that this is a bad thing at all. Structural shoulders and extremely plunged necklines decorated the models, with attention being drawn to the shoulder area. Leather in tones of ebony added a durable toughness to the otherwise delicate ensembles. In a deliberate juxtaposition to this dark disposition, vibrant floral outbreaks, strode in the shapes of shorts, blouses and playsuits, in the shows unexpected finale.