Walking in a winter wonderland donned head – to – toe in DiorAlps.
PARIS,France – If you’ve stood in front of your wardrobe and, while sifting through the curated selection of heavy knits and butter – smooth suede, thought to yourself, ‘What I’m really missing are pieces dedicated to snow – capped vistas’, you’ve come to the right place.
Introducing: DiorAlps. Or as creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri described it, a collection that celebrates ‘elegance in motion’.
It’s a collection made for all types of movement: skiing down off – piste slopes to carving angels in the snow; running, jumping, tumbling into sky – high powdery piles. Sipping cocoa in wooden chalets apres ski. Sitting pretty on cable – line chair lifts. Hitting gnarly somersaults in mid – air. This is Dior caught in adventure mode; made for the ones who excite at the notion of a little rough – and – tumble in the snow – – but with the distinct Maria Grazia Chiuri femininity that she instills in each of her collections. Refined riffs on all you ski – wear staples.
Red, white and blue shades are strung through the pieces via colour – blocked stripes and Fair Islesque intarsia; don’t sleep on the exclusive ski googles. And closer inspection will reveal some notable enduring House codes. The signature DiorStar, from the gold – tone metal charm originally strung from the handles of a Dior shopping bag, now emblazoned across sweatshirts, gilets, pom – pom wooly hats and knitted socks. Mesmerising rows of the navy DiorOblique awash upon technical pieces – – jackets, snowsuits and a chunky nylon snow boot made for treading in compact snow. And then, the emblematic Mizza leopard print, which first appeared in an early Christian Dior collection in 1950s as a sumptuous coat, designed in celebration of the couturier’s muse Mizza Bicard, and revived by Maria Grazia Chiuri for Fall 2021, and now, this love letter of a collection to ‘escape and the magic of the mountains’.
Slim chance catching a quick flight to neighbouring Niseko for a weekend of chasing the alpine sun, but it’s always nice to dream. Especial when it’s a dream featuring Dior.
DiorAlps is available online