The Botanical Set
There were 170 trees on the podium of the Dior Spring / Summer 2020 show. By bringing together so many conifers on the catwalk, Maria Grazia Chiuri wanted to make the world of fashion more aware of the climate emergency. As the trees from the show will be planted on the outskirts of Paris, guests had the opportunity to scan a QR code on the labels of each tree to find out where it would be replanted.
The designer had imagined outfits of planters, embroidered with delicate details, redefining the codes of the house. The influence? Photographs of Catherine Dior, Christian Dior's sister, where she is seen among flowers in her garden. She was a proud gardener and a free, independent woman, acting in harmony with the breath of nature and the cycle of the seasons. What's more, the first perfume of the Maison, Miss Dior, was named in her honor.
A Rustic Look
This show was all about redefining the word rustic: a magnificent evening dress made entirely of straws was the final look. The same material was also used for hats and logotype sneakers.
While tie-dye already made a huge comeback last summer, it seems that the trend is not going anywhere next summer as well. The print was seen on denim, evening dresses, jumpsuits, and sahariennes. These interpretations make us instantly remember the famous Woodstock Festival.
Among lace-ups, sneakers, and espadrille shoes, the sandals were the stars of this show, complementing the fabulous garments.