The Dior Cruise 2019 collection with Mexican accent
We have sneaked into the backstage of the runway to give you all the keys to the collection of Maria Grazia Chiuri, inspired by Mexican skirmishes.
Maria Grazia Chiuri has once again surprised with her collection Crucero 2019 for Dior that more than a parade, it is a show full of characterization. This time, it has transformed the Parisian catwalk into a charra skirmish, a traditional Mexican show in which women on horseback perform group choreographies dressed in traditional costumes. The hats, the leather, the folk spirit and the embroideries lead this parade that has taken us for a few minutes to the country of tequila.
The skirmishes convey the idea of a brave and powerful woman, who expresses all her femininity on the horse. And that is what Maria Grazia wanted to communicate, mixing tradition with freedom. Riding costumes, leather corsets, long skirts embroidered with flowers, ruffles … Mexican craftsmanship is very present in this collection. But also very French elements such as lace and toile de jouy that contrast with wild prints of tigers and snakes. And of course, the suits and jacket silhouette that made famous Christian Dior himself.
The accessories have been one of the keys of the Cruise 2019 parade of the “maison”. One of them is the Gaucho bag, one of the most recognizable models of the firm.
The wild animals were embroidered in garments and bags. This shopping bag (which we have already seen this summer in the signature collection) is reinvented with new drawings.
In addition to these Mexican choreographies, the creative director has been inspired by Isabel Allende’s novel “The House of the Spirits” and the strength of its female characters.
In short, a feminist call to which Maria Grazia has already accustomed us, in this case, without an explicit message on the shirts.