Categories FashionPosted on

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.

silhouette_01 silhouette_02 silhouette_03 silhouette_04 silhouette_05 silhouette_07 silhouette_08 silhouette_09 silhouette_10 silhouette_11 silhouette_12 silhouette_14 silhouette_15 silhouette_16 silhouette_17 silhouette_19 silhouette_20

Seen this week

Categories ArtPosted on

House of Vans London X Studio PSK: Let There be Light

One of SEEN’s favourite venues is House of Vans in Waterloo, the skate park and cultural space bar none. We hear that until 17th December 2017 House of Vans London has partnered with Studio PSK, award-winning London-based design and creative studio, to transform Tunnel 1 into a shifting, multicoloured lighting installation open to the public.

Categories Food&DrinkPosted on

aqua kyoto: A Christmas Alternative

If the thought of Christmas with its attendant indulgences makes you long for the cuisines of other countries, then have a look at the winter menus on offer from aqua kyoto. A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach they have a lunch menu offering – essentially elevated bento boxes, which are as …

Categories DesignPosted on

Dinny Hall: A Shining Star

SEEN had the privilege recently, of hearing iconic jeweller Dinny Hall speak about her life and career in jewellery and design. She started off in the seventies when jewellery didn’t have the profile it has now, so in that sense she was very much a pioneer. She hung out with the cool musicians of the …