Raf Simons is laying claim to some of Dior’s awesome heritage for his pre-fall 2013 collection. He caught our attention by pairing some incred accessories with a few of his “new classics,” which include the tuxedo suit and the “bar” jacket.
He also artfully showcases the omnipresent menswear-as-womenswear trend this season by incorporating masculine fabrics/patterns (Dior’s signature houndstooth and Prince de Galle) embroidered with feminine details.
Looks to be a superb (and utterly wearable) interpretation of the house’s inimitable legacy. I do love a dose of realism with my whimsy every now and again. Bravo Raf.
-Francine Ballard [Images via WWD]