In Mumbai, India, Maria Grazia Chiuri presented the new Dior Fall-Winter 2023 ready-to-wear collection. Colors, beauty, dreaminess, know-how and traditions were at the appointment.
The artistic director of the House of Dior chose an emblematic and historical place in Mumbai for this fashion show: the Gate of India. Like a metaphor, this place full of history brought guests and spectators into a unique universe that will leave a lasting impression.
This grandiose parade staged a flamboyant encounter of French know-how with the tradition and preciousness of Indian treasures. It is in a luxuriant, dreamlike and poetic decor that the models slowly invaded the catwalk, decorated with thousands of colorful flowers and small candles.
When India meets France
The soundtrack of the fashion show is a live musical performance given by an orchestra, which reveals traditional Indian music and songs, for an even more complete and sensory immersion. Because yes, here, several senses are awakened. The sight, with its nuances of bright and intense colors, the hearing with these Indian songs and its soothing melodies, and the smell with the incense that almost reaches the nostrils of those who follow the parade behind their screen. Finally, we want to use the touch to discover under the palm of our hands these shiny and luxurious fabrics, inspired by Indian fashion.
The casting of the catwalk is the image of the country and its culture: the Indian models are numerous on the catwalk, while the stars from the country occupy the first rows.
The show begins with neutral tones such as black, white and beige. But the rest is a real festival of shimmering colors: green, purple, pink, yellow, orange, magenta, blue …
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