'Dior by Raf Simons' Depicts the Belgian Designer's Impact on the Maisons' Legacy
Serving as the sixth installment in Assouline’s series dedicated to each Dior designer.
Renowned couture house Dior hired Belgian designer Raf Simons in 2012 to bring a contemporary edge to the brand’s romantic legacy. Now, a captivating volume titled Dior by Raf Simons, published by Assouline, showcases Simons’s distinctive haute couture designs for Dior from Autumn/Winter 2012 to Autumn/Winter 2015. This sixth installment in the series dedicated to each Dior designer is a comprehensive compendium of memorable creations, captured in photographs by Laziz Hamani.
Fashion journalist Tim Blanks contributes perceptive text to the book, offering insights into Simons’s innovative approach. The publication celebrates the designer’s streamlined aesthetic, which harmoniously merged with Dior’s poetic femininity. Hamani, renowned for creating beautiful images, skillfully captures the essence of Simons’s designs and invites viewers into a dialogue with the images, evoking power and beauty through simplicity.
Overall, Dior by Raf Simons stands as a testament to the designer’s modernist vision and Dior’s timeless elegance, showcasing the marriage of innovation and artistry. It pays homage to the designer’s unique contributions and serves as a testament to the brand’s enduring legacy.
Priced at $195 USD, the title is now available to purchase through Assouline’s website. Take a look at some of Hamani’s delicate photography in the gallery above.
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