Thursday, January 29, 2015

Burning Amethyst (A Dior Spring 2015 Review)

                   When I first saw pictures of this collection, I was very impressed with the pure ''springness'' of it all. Look 1 was a perfect example; a sheer jacket with floral embroidery, over a white dress with a bright green collar and a wide, shimmery green stripe under the chest. Light, green, wispy. 2's dress, a bundle of yellow and silver fuzzies, was a very formal, though still spring look. The jacket geniously combined amethyst and black, almost like the stone was burning. Look 4's top was too plastic and ''space-y'' for me. I don't know what it could go with. 5 was not a look for the fainthearted; a tightly fitted jumpsuit, with a gleefully disorganized set of colorful circles, lines, and flowers. What kept it from being too obnoxious was that there was enough black to block it out, and the colors weren't too bright, or dark. Look 6 was quite similar, but the more pastel, or soft colors...almost seemed like too much? 7 was a delightful brown skirt and blue blazer combo, with heart shaped buttons.
                 Look 8 was a very wide, light blue dress with a black chest and abstract flower shapes scattered around. I love how it hugged the body in the great way that Dior usually does, but in a more modern, not classic 50's housekeeper way. 9 was a little similar, but the side cutouts were lame. That has been done more times at Target than I can count. 12 would be a perfect look for a young woman like Elle Fanning;  short and simple, with an artistic and youthful twist. The pink stone encrusted collar and green teardrop were my favorite parts. Look 17 could have been a fantastic dress, with its gorgeous baby blue and pink floral pattern, but again, those dumb side cutouts! Its so unoriginal. And, it being only held together by what looks like one tiny button makes it look broken. 22 was a ripoff of Prada's  art-by-women inspired collection, with the straps, color patterns, and general length. 24 was an excellent clear raincoat, with subtle brown flower prints. Its perfect for future fashion weeks when you might want to show off your new duds! Look 26 made me wonder- did she over stretch the straps of her overalls? Or, should I say, her sparkly pink Dior overalls?
                       The color of look 29's jumpsuit reminded me of vanilla ice cream frosting, with its semi sheer base and silvery sparkling stripes. For some reason it was very ''model'' to me. I could see all the models after a long fashion week, going out to party in this. I couldn't understand why anyone would want to wear a crumpling, wrinkled dress like 33. Its not grunge, or scruffy, or ''distressed.'' It looks like someone was ''distressed'' and late for work, and ran out of the house too fast. I found look 35's dark blue sleeveless jumpsuit with shorts and crumpled up, sunflower-like flowers, very appealing. Its a very fun, on the go look. (cliche warning, Chloe, cliche warning!). 36 and 37 were way too droopy, especially for a Dior collection, where things usually are round, curvy, and bouncy. 40's shimmering amethyst/pink color was gorgeous, but I can't help feeling like the sheath dress is a broken record. The tank top of 46 was plain and yellow, but that skirt! Oh my! A tight yellow waist with the skirt popping out into the familiar white and striped pattern from previous looks in this collection. Super cute.
                    The rest of the looks were pretty, but more or less variations on previous looks. This collection had many looks that went seamlessly into the spring season, while a few were filler pieces and lame variations on other popular looks from the collections of other designers. All in all, a great addition to your spring wardrobe (or for us broke folk, a great inspiration).

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