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Five things to remember from the Dior Spring/Summer 2020 show

It was in the heart of the Longchamp racecourse, transformed into an ecological botanical garden on the outskirts of Paris, that Maria Grazia Chiuri presented her Dior spring-summer 2020 fashion show. This season the designer wanted to make the fashion world aware of the urgent need for climate change.
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The botanical set

164 is the number of trees that were on the podium of the Dior Spring-Summer 2020 parade. By gathering so many trees on the catwalk, Maria Grazia Chiuri wanted to raise fashion's awareness of the climatic emergency, but also to highlight the expertise of urban landscapers, the Coloco collective. Following the show, the latter will plant the trees in three different destinations on the outskirts of Paris. Guests had the opportunity to scan a QR code on the labels of each tree to see where it would be replanted. 

The couture planter

Unveiling a couture botanical cloakroom, the designer created flora-themed pieces enhanced with delicate embroidered details. Photographs of Catherine Dior (or Miss Dior), Christian Dior's sister, were an inspiration for the SS2020 collection. Particularly a collection which show her among her flowers, in her garden, (Catherine had a renowned passion for gardening).

Catherine was arguably a gardener in the most complete and profound sense of the word. A free, independent woman, acting in harmony with the breath of nature and the cycle of the seasons. The first perfume of the House was named in his honour.

Straw

The SS2020 show redefined the word "rustic". Highlights included a gown entirely made of straw, as well as straw hats which appeared throughout the show as well as added to the logotype detailing on espadrilles.

Tie-dye

While the tye-dye was making a comeback noticed in collections last summer, it seems that the trend will be even bigger next summer. The design was used in various different ways throughout the show, from being affixed to denim, on evening dresses, and even jumpsuits and playsuits. You heard it here first:  Woodstock vibes will be big in 2020. 

Sandals

Available in lace-up versions and with espadrille soles, sandals had a leading role at the SS 2020 show. Complimented with a host of different accessories, they paired beautifully with evening dresses, jumpsuits and other combinations.

Inspirations for the Dior Spring-Summer 2020 show

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