Set in an astronomical phenomenon (or in a galaxy far, far away, if you will) that was specially illuminated by Thomas Vanz, it served the perfect backdrop to Dior’s show — offering an optimistic take on the possibilities of tomorrow, something we could all use after the challenging year of 2020.
For the season, Kim Jones continued to build on the tradition of partnering with art figures from around the world and tapped American artist Kenny Scharf to collaborate for Fall 2021. Highly recognised for his cartoon-inspired works that tend to nod to the future, Scharf’s works were exquisitely translated into prints, embroideries and archival pieces, as well as appearing alongside new commissions created specifically for the season.
Distinctive and immediately recognisable, the spotted drawings were a celebration of Chinese excellence and craftsmanship as animal characters from the Chinese zodiac were interpreted on printed mockneck sweaters, embroidered berets, print turtlenecks and plenty of other awe-inspiring silhouettes.
The collection also included the Tailleur Oblique, tailored coats and slender single-breasted jackets, that paid homage to the legendary ‘Bar’ jacket, an evolution of the New Look silhouette, a selection of strong outerwear, as well as bags and footwear, too.
To further pay tribute to Dior’s unwavering ties with China, Chinese seeds embroideries were adapted in the artist’s colourful imagery. It is considered to be one of the most highly skilled stitches in the history of Chinese embroidery.
Below, watch the video shared exclusively with BURO. Middle East on the savoir-faire behind the Chinese seed embroidery…
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