Towards Minimalism


The latest news one hears from all these fashion dailies is that Raf Simmons has been named as the artistic director at Dior.

And not only him Jil Sander, Hedi Slimane and Stefano Pilati – four celebrated designers have shifted places over the past few months. To make things easier for you i have found this amazing musical chair diagram by Laura Bradley.

Fashion Musical Chairs 2012 Diagram by Laura Bradley

Whilst John Galliano’s inspiring design and aesthetic contribution to the house’s rich history will not be forgotten, it feels like the right time for the Dior brand to move away from extravagent runway shows and a somewhat theatrical aesthetic. Dior’s new era will be minimalistic no doubt. Cue the epic fashion face-off! It’s hard not to compare Simons and Slimane: both have designed highly-regarded, sleek, modern, minimalist menswear–Simons with his eponymous line and Slimane at Dior Homme. And now they find themselves at two of the biggest fashion houses in Paris under the two biggest French fashion conglomerates. And Philo, with her forward-thinking, minimal approach to women’s ready to wear, definitely shares a fan base with Simons and Slimane. And, given the influence of these three labels, modernity and minimalism are probably going to be big for spring 2013 all around.