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Dior Spring Couture 2018: the masks stole the show

A veil of mystery

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Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri was set on infusing a more feminine touch to the latest Dior couture collection and she did just that, but with a magical twist of mystery.

Featuring structured silhouettes, multi-textured fabrics- lattices, florets, and plumage, along with gauzy sheer blouses in muted hues that seemed to command the audiences’ attention. The feminist driven collection was riddled with “oohs and ahs,” as a few selected models walked the checkered runway wearing delicate masks designed by British milliner Steph Jones.

At first glance, the masks appear like an adorned overlay that adds a regal softness with a quirky edge to the feminine infused collection. After a closer look, it is evident that the masks serve as a precise frame for makeup artist Peter Philip’s contemporary onyx eyes. Sharp winged eyes effortlessly paired with feathered lashes that fluttered with every step the models took.

The makeup was perfectly laid underneath the masks with a 60’s vibe that pulled through. The cool vibes were felt throughout in more ways than one. Select models were adorned with neck tattoos that peaked through the sheer blouses, bringing a grungier feel.

It conveyed a modern artistic view while taking you back to another era, think Capote’s Black and White storied ball brought to life. A collection that reflects where fashion is headed.

Continue reading: Designer Spotlight: Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri

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