Oh Dear Dior: Where’s The Visionary Leader
After losing Creative Director Raf Simons and his second in command Pieter Mulier late last year, Christian Dior is in need of a helping hand. As we all wait anxiously to hear who will be Dior‘s new leader, a young team has been holding things together at the house.
It was this young team that awkwardly rushed out in front of the crowd after Dior‘s Haute Couture show which took place in Paris, late January. Changing none of the brand undertones, I guess we couldn’t have expected too much of a team that looked no older than 30. No exciting build up, no grand evening gowns, no enticing music and obviously no silhouettes that blew us away. Hopefully management at Dior finds a new Creative Director, and soon. Take a look at Dior’s Haute Couture SS16 collection below.
Creating 6 collections a year, this position at Dior is not for the faint hearted. Since this is the second time in under 5 years that this fashion house is looking for a new Creative Director, one may ask whether the brand should not cut down some of the work load.
It seems like nobody in the creative field is jumping at the opportunity to take up this position. One can’t help but think that Olivier Rousteing wouldn’t be a bad idea after the magic he has done with Balmain. Their latest campaign features top models, whom would be a great help to improving the reputation and uncertainty floating around Christian Dior at the moment. Since models come with their own flock of fans and audience, this causes a trickle up effect helping the brand maintain its top ranking on the block.
Eagerly waiting to see how this young team can handle the Autumn/Winter 16 RTW collections. Will the audience again be left waiting for a grand finale that just doesn’t happen? What glamorous red carpet dresses will we see? What enchanting cape will we see Rihanna wear? With so many questions left for 2016 to answer, there is one more left imprinted in our minds-who will be brought in to give Dior some direction? Whoever it will be, good luck because you have some big shoes to fill.
It seems like the sanctity between the creators and the brand is no longer as bound as it should be, check out our previous article were we directly addressed this escalating turn of events in the fashion world.
By Hailey Edy