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Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior SS17: Darkly Dreaming

Luxurious gowns of floaty tulle next to stark Victorian silhouettes showed how female dreams of being the princess can also take a turn for a more practical, wearable embodiment at Dior. Maria Grazia Chiuri has the princess was slipping out of the palace for an assignation for her SS17 collection for the alelier. SEEN was very taken by a black, fitted jacket with a lined hood. The jacket flares out over a billowing black skirt that seemed positively theatrical if not fairytale.

Chiuri is the first female designer to work for Dior and this is her second show for them. Previous designers have rung rather different styles; Raf Simon’s was modernist; John Galliano was theatrical; Dior and Yves Saint Laurent were very traditional – something Chiuri echoes in the structuring of her designs, which will surely be making a huge showing at this year’s Oscars. Chiuri’s collection seems to be about the history of fashion at Dior as much as fashion itself.

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Seen this week

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.