Dior's FW18 Collection is Fiercely and Unapologetically Female

Dior's FW18 Collection is Fiercely and Unapologetically Female

Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri boldly reminds us that the future is indeed female.

Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri boldly reminds us that the future is indeed female.

Photography: Schohaja

Text: AJ Longabaugh

Dior’s FW18 collection is an empowered renegade of pro-woman propaganda. Taking us back to the late ‘60s, designer Maria Grazia Chiuri boldly immerses this new collection into full revolution mode, using florals and distinct construction techniques to embody a renaissance of trend, and more importantly, historical conversations surrounding the inequality of women in society.

A sweater emblazoned with ‘C’est non, non, non et NON!’ opens the show, with a runway entrance largely reading ‘I AM A WOMAN.’ The collection is rooted in floral patchwork and embroidery, screaming vintage but authoritatively reading very modern and high fashion. Other pieces include plaid, two-piece trouser and skirt suits, shag and army green coats, and a brief implementation of metallic, which has revealed itself as the FW18 must-have. 

The existing protest that lives in each of these ensembles can't be found in the construction, but in the cast of diverse women unapologetically owning the Dior runway. Maria Grazia Chiuri fearlessly and gracefully includes Dior into the international conversation regarding the current state of women. Using her platform and impassioned voice to join the fight for women's representation and equality, Chiuri is reminding us that the future is indeed female.

Check out an exclusive backstage glimpse of the collection in the slideshow below.

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