For their 2020 cruise collection at the El Badi Palace in Marrakech on Monday 29 April, the fashion house Dior gave it’s audience a magical display in the form of a tribute to different cultures that meet and find community through craftsmanship.
Now, Dior is not one to settle for mediocrity and for this collection, they really thought about the details. From an aircraft to the palace’s epic pool adorned by a large burning bonfire and thousands of glowing torches, every detail made you want to take a cruise in Marrakech.
Maria Grazia Chiuri, the creative designer for Dior, has long admired the African craft and how humans are influenced by various cultural traditions around the world. The 2020 cruise collection is a tribute between the experiences of the fashion house Dior and various African artists and craftsmen.
The collection gave an interpretation of two signature motifs from Dior, Toile de Jouy and Tarot cards appeared. The motifs were on fabrics that were designed and produced as 100 per cent African wax print in Abidjan, Ivory Coast by a studio/atelier named Uniwax.
The 2020 cruise collection by Dior showcased over 100 outfits with silhouettes that had been given a cooler edge in African wax prints; strapless empire-waist dresses tied with a delicately fringed twist at the bust; cropped trousers under moulded jackets. There were camouflage ponchos and flowing silk gowns with keyhole necklines, lacy white dresses and Murano-glass-sprinkled embroidery and more.
Check out select pieces from the collection…
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