Bold & Subtle Details at Dior Couture

Bold & Subtle Details at Dior Couture

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris.

Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris.

The Autumn-Winter 2015 collection at Christian Dior was filled with bold, immediate design elements such as contrast sleeves and asymmetric outerwear, but there were also quieter and more subtle details with carefully placed darts, pleats and feathers.

One of the key garments of the collection was an asymmetrical piece of outerwear that was cut in different varieties that seemed to blur the boundary between coats and capes. These pieces were often cut with lots of volume, oversized pockets and asymmetric hems. The sleeve shapes were also interesting on these pieces since, aside from being cut in contrast materials, the sleeves were shaped with large, wide hems.

Some of the quieter embellishments created for the collection related to a mottled print that appeared on pleated dresses and knitwear. Very small feathers, or very small sections of feathers, were used to create subtle surface texture across dresses. Tiny tucks and pleats also appeared throughout the collection, creating subtle ridges on both plain and printed fabrics.

Interesting dynamics were also created with the use of layering in the collection. Pieces made of metal links and metal rings, and embellished with what appears to be gemstones, were layered over the top of other garments. In a way, perhaps this is a more wearable form of couture – with removable pieces it becomes easier to mix and match to create different effects.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 1.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 2.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 3.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 4.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 5.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 6.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 7.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 8.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 9.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 10.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 11.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 12.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 13.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 14.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 15.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 16.

Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris, Image 17.

Images from Vogue.co.ukĀ»

Recent Articles

The Rule of Thirds Applied to JW Anderson | The Cutting Class. Design features in different ratios will change how the proportions of the garment are perceived. AW20.
19 Feb 2020
The Rule of Thirds Applied to JW Anderson
JW Anderson, London, AW20. It can be a fun game (depending on your idea of "fun", of course) to look at the proportions of the looks when you are clicking...
Integrated Jewellery and Lingerie Details at Dion Lee | The Cutting Class. AW20, New York.
14 Feb 2020
Integrated Jewellery and Lingerie Details at Dion Lee
Dion Lee, AW20, New York. With fishnet inserts, cutouts, and corset-like closures the Dion Lee show for Autumn-Winter 2020 was peppered with references to lingerie. Custom-made jewellery and hardware also...
Craig Green Quilted Jacket Details | The Cutting Class. Details on pink SS20 jacket.
06 Feb 2020
Craig Green Quilted Jacket Details
Craig Green Quilted Jacket, SS20. You have to wonder if there is a psychological advantage to wearing a Craig Green quilted jacket. The quilted sections are like soft armour plates...