From Dior’s SS18 to pre-fall and fall 2018 collection, we just can’t get enough of the bags! In SS18, Maria Grazia Chiuri was inspired by the late artist Niki de Saint Phalle.
In the collection are the Nanas, sculptures of extraordinary women, but also the multicoloured hearts, the dragons, the tree of love, and the exaggerated and over-the-top masterwork, the Tarot Garden in Tuscany, which became patterns, broken embroideries and mirror mosaics in Maria Grazia Chiuri’s collection and the show scenography. She is not afraid to take Niki de Saint Phalle’s exuberantly colourful palette and to make it dialogue with lace, silk, leather or plastic.
Also visit: Dior’s Cruise 2019, Diorodeo collection
Meanwhile, in fall 2018 collection, Chiuri rediscovered the work of Claude Cahun (pseudonym of Lucy Schwob, 1894-1954), surrealist writer, photographer, actress, political activist and member of the French Resistance who was also openly homosexual. She was struck by her photographic self-portraits. In these images, Cahun constantly questioned identity and gender, and the complex and ever-changing social constructs.
The collection is propelled by the artist and her decision to embody the character of Claude in order to “see [herself] in the third personˮ, but also by her photos, in which the concepts of masculine and feminine are poses and masks. As a collection, it fully explores the interplay between masculine and feminine, while making them engage with a complexity that allows each woman to express her personality.
Now, watch out for these bags because they are already available in Jakarta, both in Dior’s store at Plaza Indonesia and Plaza Senayan. Start choosing and putting them in your shopping list!
From the SS18 Collection
1. LADY DIOR
3. DIOR FLAP BAG
From Pre-Fall/Fall 2018 Collection
2. DIOR 21ST
3. DIOR DIRECTION