The next chapter in Dior’s womenswear journey is about to unfold. For the house’s cruise 2022 womenswear collection, artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri has chosen to set Athens, Greece as the location with Greek craftsmanship and creativity central to the collection.
It’s not unusual for Dior to travel out of its Paris base for inter-season collections. It’s previous cruise 2021 collection was set in Italy’s Puglia region with no audience. Athens was chosen for cruise 2022 as a tribute to a photo session for Dior’s haute couture collection in 1951 that took place in front of the Acropolis. But beyond that, Grazia Chiuri is also taking the opportunity to highlight and celebrate Greek arts and culture by working together with local artists and artisans as part of the collection.
Under Grazia Chiuri, Dior’s womenswear division has been taking quite a cultural trip around the world — taking inspiration from places that have had a longstanding history in Dior’s archives or that are dear to Grazia Chiuri. They’ve all been interpreted and combined with Dior’s own brand of artisanship while still acknowledging the inspirations behind them. And what to expect for cruise 2022 is anyone’s guess.
Watch the Dior cruise 2022 womenswear runway show here as we bring you all the action straight to your very own digital front row seat.
What: Dior cruise 2022 womenswear runway show
Where: Athens, Greece
When: Friday, 18 June 2021 at 2am Singapore time
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