By Deborah Ferguson
Raf Simons as Creative Director for Christian Dior women's wear is one of the most watched RTW and Couture designers as of late. Since Galliano's departure the archival silhouettes that Christian Dior himself created are being resurrected in a modern minimalist direction. Raf clearly displays a high level of skill that outshines many in the over explored world of pattern making and couture garment construction.
The SS14 collection was a revival of acrhive silhouettes with modern minimalist fabrics ; the eyelet inspired cut outs in sik organza hint towards an alien sea creature texture. Un expected accessories: the knee garter that enures your heels cannot be catagorized as mainstream and the beaded trainer. Both Chanel and Dior are trending the running shoe with couture gowns, comfort always presides over pain when given the choice.