In a year where we’ve been urged to invest in only timeless pieces and wear muted colours, a year where fun has been firmly off the agenda, Dior’s pre-fall 2021 collection is a breath of fresh air.
Influenced by the 70s pop culture of designer Maria Grazia Chiuri’s childhood days, this uncharacteristically colourful collection has us dreaming of a happier 2021, full of bold hues, clashing prints and playful silhouettes that are party-perfect.
The Dior pre-fall collection itself was inspired by a host of creatives including designer Elio Fiorucci, Andy Warhol and Renaissance painters Paolo Uccello and Mizza Bricard, and comes with a true sense of joie de vivre to the collection. Filled with leopard prints (and a fabulous leopard print trench coat based on the Christian Dior 50s archives), logo track suits and the famed Barr jacket, which has been reinterpreted as an anorak, Chiuri has created a collection we can’t wait to get our hands on.
She has also apparently been watching the Blackpink documentary on Netflix and, developing a girl crush on the K-pop group, put them pride of place on her pop-centric moodboard. The result? Nostalgic prints and patterns are added to the mix, with colourful plaid splashed onto tennis skirts, cardigans, caps and the Book tote.
In an eclectic twist, the designer also invited artist Maripol to capture the collection on her signature Polarids. You can see the results here:
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- Words by Naomi Chadderton