The Dior Cruise 2023 presented in Sevilla, Spain is fashion for everyday with an extraordinary interpretation.
Photo: Angela Suarez for Dior
For Maria Grazia Chiuri, the Dior cruise 2023 collection is a journey of discovery and reflection. The Plaza de España in Seville, Spain was the spectacular backdrop for a procession of garments that came together to form the runway show.
Among other references, the abundance of embroidery that adorns the venerated Madonna della Macarena’s gowns takes on the role of a sacred ritual in a choreography that suspends the body into an iconic image.
The emblematic Manila shawl retells the stories and journeys of the communities that created and wore it. The tale of these nomadic objects is narrated using multiple voices: note the men’s pinstripe suits, the pants worn with suspenders, the silk-lined waistcoats; the white shirts; the Andalusian horsemen’s pants; the short jackets adorned with brandebourg closures; the trimmed boleros that make the silhouette even more slender; the sleeves that can flare out like a cape. Shimmering taffeta – in red, yellow, ochre, black – is sculpted into exuberant skirts that symbolize both Dior and Spain. Carefully considered volumes elevate the contrasts; lace appears in manifold forms; the Bar,/I> jacket is reinvented in black velvet embroidered with various gold threads.
This Dior cruise event is thus transformed by Maria Grazia Chiuri into a meeting of emotions and intentions, conveying an idea of fashion that is both of the everyday and of the extraordinary, wherein the creations celebrate the multiplicity of the visions of femininity.
THE SET DECOR
The Plaza de España in Seville, Spain was the venue where Dior took the audience to discover the Cruise 2023 collection, models walked the runway along the Plaza while flamenco dancers performed and the live orchestra interpreted the music. The famous Plaza was adorned with cascading red carnations, the symbolic flower of the Andalusian culture, every detail manifested the codes of the Spanish culture.
Photos: Alessandro Garofalo for Dior