Maria Grazia Chiuri’s journey keeps following the Mediterranean, which began with a fashion shows in Lecce and Athens, continues in Seville to revive the French Maison’s ties to local craftsmanship. Between bolero jackets, fringes and lace in red and black, inspired by flamenco, the Cruise 2023 is a great tribute to the culture and style of Andalusia. Among the VIP guests, the digital entrepreneur Chiara Ferragni.
Flamenco and the iconographic elements of the Moorish Spanish tradition are the inspirations of Dior’s Cruise 2023 collection. Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of the Maison, has written a new chapter in her exploration of femininity with reference to mythical and deeply symbolic figures of Iberian culture. The show was at the spectacular Plaza de España as its location.
The collection has been divided into three parts: on the first blocks of looks which was white, black and blood red were the dominant shades and the inspirations comes from the clothing of the Andalusian tradition.
The House of Dior maintains deep ties with Spain culture and the “Crucero Collection” 2023 celebrates this ancient friendship through handcrafted clothes that include fabrics crafted according to local techniques. Hence the presence of lace of various shapes, mantillas bordered with fringes, and embroidered dresses.
The bullfighter suit, with short ankle on the trousers and high-waisted pants, shirt and suspenders, flap hat and bolero jacket, short, with alamari, is one of the most interesting looks seen on the catwalk. Chiuri’s reference is Carmen Amaya, known as “la Capitana”, flamenco legend and the first to dress in trousers, who revolutionized this dance giving it a new meaning.
The essentials of the collection are shirts, often with decor collar, embroidered vests, hats with gaucho style flap, short jackets or with cape sleeves and suspenders.
In the second part of the show the proposals are definitely more in the Dior by Chiuri style, hence the shades of the looks that turn in beige and light gray, typical of the Maison.
The mix becomes even more interesting with the addition of jeans garments, beloved by Chiuri and very trendy this season. There is no shortage of printing with brand logos.
All to admire the leather creations, richly worked according to local taste.
Among the looks also emerge the classic flared jackets, classics of the House of Dior revisited by Maria Grazia Chiuri.
The last part of the show is reserved for evening dresses: volume maxi dresses proposed in multiple colors in taffeta that reflects light: red, purple and ochre yellow, all colors that are linked to the Andalusian style.
In the finale stand out the black and gold creations inspired by the dressed and jeweled Madonnas of the major cathedrals of Seville. The designer has published videos of her city tours to discover the statues of the Virgins whose precious clothes are an expression of the refined skill of local tailors and embroiderers. The one for the Virgin Mary, in the version of Our Lady of Sorrows, is a very ancient cult, much practiced in Spain and is a powerful reference for the feminist message conveyed by Chiuri in its collections.
The whole show is accompanied by flamenco notes played by a live orchestra complete with violins. The choreography is impressive and the dancers are dressed in scarlet dresses, transparent tulle leotards from Dior.
Chiara Ferragni is one of the guests of the prestigious fashion show. The entrepreneur, who chose a Dior dark dress and a themed beauty look with the evening which was absolutely irresistible.