July 16, 2010

One of the highlights from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week has to be the John Galliano for Christian Dior collection.  Inspired by flowers, Galliano produced a vivid, technicolour fashion garden. From the photos it’s clear to see how theatrical both the show and the pieces were, with tulip-shaped skirts, petal collars and the odd hydrangea or two.  Renowned London milliner Stephen Jones created a collection of headpieces made to look like bunches of flowers complete with cellophane wrapping!  To complete the theme and evoke the feeling of a greenhouse, a see-though tent housed the event at the Rodin Museum. I think collections like these are exciting for two reasons - they show how fashion can draw inspiration from the simplest of ideas and also that the fashion industry can be fun, bright, cheerful and whimsical.  The collection was inspired by the cliff top garden of Les Rhumbs in Normandy, which was the childhood home of Christian Dior who founded the label in 1946.

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