...began before I can even remember. For the longest time, I wanted to be wed in either anything Alexander McQueen or this origami haute couture Christian Dior dress (Yes, girls think about this kind of stuff and you'd be lying if you said you've never thought about it!).
This love affair though has recently grown into a full blown obsession with Raf Simons now at the helm. The first time I laid my eyes on his debut collection, haute couture FW12, albeit through Style.com, I instantly thought it was the perfect blend of Dior's DNA, its history and of Simons himself...all naysayers be damned! It was pure, refined perfection. I loved what Tim Blanks said in his review of Simons' SS13 collection, "According to the show notes—and Raf's own words—the key descriptor for this new era at Dior is "freedom." But freedom from all restraint ultimately leads to the excess of self-destruction. What we saw today, by contrast, suggested an appreciation of the power of limits. How much more inspiring is discipline than free rein." How true. Discipline and restraint in itself can be so freeing. This obsession was brought almost to it's hilt whilst watching Simons' most recent couture collection this past January. He opened his first look to the The XX's Angels and it almost brought me to tears (if I hadn't bitten down on my tongue, I probably would have!). Tomorrow marks the first day of Hong Kong's very own Dior pop-up shop showcasing Raf Simons' debut ready-to-wear SS13 collection at none other than one of my favorite stores, Joyce Boutique. To celebrate this collection, Joyce, along with 6 other of the most awesome stores around the world in 6 different cities, will be opening (or have opened as is the case with NYC and Milan) their very own Dior pop-up shop. I was invited to show you all HK's pop-up at Joyce and will be going tomorrow to see the set up and attend the event tomorrow night. Can't wait to see it and share it with you all!
Next week, we'll get to see what he's conjured up for this Fall/Winter 2013. Dior overload? Never!