Book Condition: New
Publisher: Assouline, May 2023.
In 2012, Dior turned to modernist Belgian designer Raf Simons to take the renowned couture house in a new direction. After launching his eponymous avant-garde menswear label in 1995, and helming Jil Sander for six years, Simons brought a contemporary edge to Dior’s romantic legacy, marrying his signature streamlined aesthetic with Dior’s poetic femininity. Originally graduating from the Higher Institute for Visual Communication and Design in Genk, Belgium, with a degree in industrial and furniture design, he turned his sharp sensibility to fashion, with innovation, individuality and an eclectic fusion of music, performance and art in his creative process. Featuring perceptive text by noted fashion journalist Tim Blanks, this volume showcases Raf Simons’s most distinctive haute couture designs for Dior, from Autumn-Winter 2012 to Autumn-Winter 2015. Dior by Raf Simons is the sixth volume in this unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of the house of Dior, the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the esteemed couture house since its inception.