Chez Dior

(Photo via Hypebeast)

It was announced yesterday that Raf Simons will be taking over the helm at Dior, a year after Galliano’s infamous exit last Spring.  Strictly a menswear designer until he joined Jil Sander as Creative Director in 2005, Simons has made quite a name for himself in a short amount of time.  I’m excited to see what the Belgian will accomplish at Dior.  Here’s a peak of his last collection for Jil Sander, Fall Winter 2012 Ready To Wear; pure and clean with interesting cutout details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To compare, below are looks from Dior’s most recent collection, at the hands of Bill Gaytten, which in my opinion had a bigger impact overall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The move releases Simons from the confines of the strict aesthetic at Jil Sander, giving him the freedom to explore his range with the French Fashion House.   I’ll raise a glass of really delicious French wine to that!

(All photos via Style.com)

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