FASHION

"THE NEXT ERA" 

THE FIRST DIOR SHOW IN SEOUL
By Haley Colton

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Entering into a new space, Dior held their runway show for the first time ever at the Ewha Womans University in South Korea. The French luxury house titled the collection "The Next Era", which carries weight and expectation looking into the future. The show was full of surprises, but the most eye-catching one was the show's setting, a giant skatepark. The collection started off with models coming down the runway on skateboards, grabbing the audience's attention for the viewing of the the show. Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri continues Dior's legacy from her predecessors Serge Ruffieux, Lucie Meier and John Galliano. Chiuri formulates a style for today's evolving world. The modern edge and unique designs were not missing from the runway as they included everything from activewear to elegant and sophisticated couture designs. Textiles were highling considered and played an enormous role when formulating the collection. Starting off with a strong yellow plaid, giving the collection a much preppier feel and fitting in with the venue of a university. Then moving to grungier and athletic looks, the collection aimed to break the rules and connect the dots to a new era by contrasting these two clothing styles. Finally, the show closed with more elegant couture looks. Some pieces in the collection blurred the lines of gender to allow inclusivity to shine. Attendees included Ahn Hyo-seop, Jisoo, Min-ha Kim, Nam Joo-hyuk, Bae Suzy and Park Joo-Mi, all of whom were influenced by the bold show and came dressed to mimic the collection. "The Next Era" showed us to expect the unexpected and that three different areas of the industry can mesh into one cohesive collection. 

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