Christian Dior’s fall/winter 2012/13 collection for children reflects the soul of Paris in 1947 and its captivating atmosphere. Historical photos are reinterpreted by little cherubs shot in settings outside 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, in the salons and on the banks of the Seine.
The seasonâ€™s silhouettes have been constructed around projected volumes and iconic shapes like the Bar jacket for the Kid Girl collection or the tailoring know-how for the Kid Boy.
The silhouette gains in volume and becomes even more generous. Monsieur Dior once used 45 meters of fabric for the dress Cyclone and now there are up to 7 meters on the cotton cloth skirt in the current collection. As for Monsieur Diorâ€™s favourite pleats, they require rare know-how and project discreet opulence. To create 7 centimetres of this seasonâ€™s pleated fabric, the â€œstanding pleatâ€, no less than 1 meter of fabric was required.
Dior’s new childrenswear collecttion for boys provides the right moment for a return to the fundamental features in the Dior Homme identity. The silhouettes are fitted and have a tailored look. We rediscover the emblematic inverted collar and the cuts. The clothes owe their elegant attitude to their discreet and meticulous detailing. The inside and outside finishing is extremely intricate and yet barely visible.
DIOR CHILDRENSWEAR 2012/13
Photos: Courtesy of Dior