It’s the sound of whinnying horses and thundering hooves that will be reiterated when you spot the haute couture show for next summer by Christian Dior. Designer John Galliano has tried his best to keep up with the challenging theme (apparently, a fave with Monsieur Dior) in a manner befetting the reputation of the fashion house. So you well get to see Amazonians brandished riding crops and sported black top hats with fishnet veils. These go very well with their tightly-fitted jackets that have rather stiff peplums and frothy neckties to go with them. You can also pick full riding skirts in scarlet, charcoal grey and traditional checked English tailoring fabrics.
And you will notice that Galliano has yet again returned to the ‘bar’ jacket but he has updated it with an asymmetric cut and origami folds. The models will their faces painted white remind one of geishas furthering the Japanese influence on the jacket.
The horsewoman outfits apart, the cocktail outfits are very feminine. There are silk jackets bristled with faux stones and fluffy embroidery. Plus you can choose from a range of soft pastel shades like primrose, peach and pistachio furling over layers of tulle or lace.