Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the collection is a love letter to the atelier.
Dior wants you to rethink the possibilities of embroidery. For the fashion house’s Spring/Summer 2022 couture collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of Dior’s women’s collections, paid tribute to the atelier. In the garden of the Musée Rodin in Paris, embroidery was not “merely a decorative detail” but an emblem of the craftsmanship of haute couture.
A signature of the collection, embroidered tights can be seen under a grisaille-bedecked grey suit, evening dresses and draped leotards. Elsewhere, an embroidered fishnet vest over a long silk crepe skirt; a jacket set embroidered with a paving of sand-colored ‘Nacrolac’ patterns; an Erening dress in ecru silk tulle embroidered with ‘vermicelli’ diamond shapes of cream satin tubes and tassels of fine pearls — you get the picture.
“Embroidery becomes a three-dimensional conceptual act that reinvents the atelier’s techniques and elemental excellence; it progresses through a choreography of movements…It gives fabric its structure, its architecture. The embroidery, which stands out from — and interacts with — the material, rendering it evanescent and prompting an interplay with the surrounding air,” the brand stated.
The Dior Spring Summer 2022 couture collection could be described as haute workwear. A decidedly sophisticated lineup, the brand found its way back to “the essence of couture: to dress the body.”
“These embroidered patterns, through which Dior’s heritage is reinterpreted, become the central element, and, following the rules of couture, are transformed by a vision that makes the atelier a collaborative mode of expression, where haute couture is a form of constant experimentation and questioning,” Dior noted.
Click through the gallery below to see a selection of looks from the Dior Spring Summer 2022 couture collection.