French luxury fashion house Dior is bringing back the romance for the upcoming season, with designs that are airy and delicately pleated and which feature strong contrasts. The collection swings between the avant-garde and a timeless femininity that is extended to its accessories.

Set off against the delicacy of a grosgrain ribbon, new necklaces are embellished with a metal “8” pendant in homage to the “En 8” line from the first Dior show in February 1947. An innovative level of design can also be seen in the new Diorever and Diorama bags, the DiorSplit glasses, and the point of the slingback pumps.

The collection features celebrated Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons’ last ready-to-wear creations for the brand. Meanwhile, celebrated French photographer Patrick Demarchelier pairs looks in colour with portraits in black and white for Dior’s latest campaign. Models Sofia Mechetner, Roos Abels, Staz Lindes, Maartje Verhoef, Grace Hartzel and Binx Walton were given windswept hair by Duffy and low-key makeup by Peter Philips.

Photo Courtesy: Dior

Tags: Spring/Summer 2016, Raf Simons, Dior, Spring/Summer