Couture Week: My Take on Dior SS19
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So another couture season bites the dust - and soon you’ll be seeing yours truly sitting front row on the runways in Paris taking in the spectacle for the Ready-to-Wear collections for Fall/Winter 2019-20. 

Before we get to that, let’s take a look back on some of my favourites from the recent Spring-Summer 2019 couture shows from the City of Light.

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Maria Grazia Chiuri, the first woman to lead the creative direction at Dior, churned out what could best be described as a circus - but in the best imaginable way possible - literally and figuratively. While it’s perhaps an apt description for the fashion industry itself, it also pays homage to the painstaking creativity and approach to costume making for the acts under the big top - where every detail is designed and created by hand. What could be more couture than that? 

From the tailored velvet military jackets to billowy soft dresses that play with layering and a touch of whimsy, Chiuri certainly wasn’t taking herself too seriously.  One part boho, another part flamboyant showman ready to hop into the hole of a cannon, the themes were all over the map. But that only added to the diversity of looks that were such a breath of fresh air! And who doesn’t love fun??