"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Christian Dior: AW 11/12

Whilst perusing the Vogue catwalk photos from the Autumn-Winter collections, I fell in love with the Christian Dior show, which was almost bipolar in personality. The first half was, to me, the perfect Parisian fall wardrobe, ensembles of knee-high and hiker boots, frill skirts and ruffle dresses, boucle jackets, wide-brim hats and sunglasses, and great fur scarves. The second half was a dream ball, with ethereal dresses in cloud colours and ballerina heels.

Notice the fur-trimmed sleeves - it is everywhere on the catwalk this year!

I love this lilac fur jacket.

And in close-up.

The perfect hat for the autumn that would go with everything. I also love this pale frill skirt

A beautiful and delicate ensemble.

I think a fur scarf of some description is going on my wish list. Do any Angelenos know if people ever wear fur (real or fake) in LA?

OK, no, this is the hat I want. In black.

The messy bun. The alternative to next season's pony tail (which I plan to devote an entire post to).

One of the show's transition ensembles. I love this scarf, it looks so soft without being fur. I wish to dress this lady-like all the time someday.

One of my favourite overall looks from the entire show. I love the ruffled shift dress with the tan hiker boots, white Dior bag and floppy hat. It has attitude.

A close-up of one of the pairs of hiking boots from the show. If you like these, I suggest you also look at Balmain, which featured a lot of white and black hiking/skating boots in its show.

Beautiful detailing, and of course with the socks.

And suddenly we are transported to a performance of Swan Lake! See the ballerina shoes?

This exquisite dress reminds me of a fairy cake.

I love the pale blue in the dress, and the tailored jacket that finishes it.

Another angel dress.

I really want to feel the texture of this dress.

So which is your favourite look? Dark, or sugar-sweet?