Christian Dior Ready to Wear Fall 2018 Collection

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For the Christian Dior 2018 Fall collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri was inspired by the year 1968 and the Paris student protests. Through this, Chiuri focussed on the eruption of creativity and liberation in fashion, bringing in trends from the late 60s such as patchwork/quilting, crochet and embroidery and giving it a luxury twist. I am focussing on the patchwork pieces from the collection, which were made, not from actual waste fabric as I had hoped, but from reproductions of archival Dior prints. I think the complete mismatch of fabrics works really well and makes the pieces much more of a statement, the added embroidery around each of the pieces also elevates the garments and gives them that luxury feel. In terms of sustainability, the garments are not as sustainable as they could be as they are still made out of brand new fabric instead of Dior just using leftover fabric which may have made a better statement, and saved on textile waste. On the other hand, Dior pieces are more likely to be brought and treasured for many years than thrown away after one or two years, like most fast-fashion pieces, and these patchwork garments are great stand out pieces for anyone’s wardrobe.

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