Designed by Cordelia de Castellane, the spring-summer 2021 Baby Dior collection reflects on the world of tomorrow through children’s eyes. Drawings and messages of peace,
love, and solidarity that featured in a post-lockdown exhibition held by the Parisian gallerist Kame Mennour, deeply moved the Artistic Director, who wanted this collection to reflect their spirit.
Like a return to essentials and simple, everyday joys, as well as the richness of nature Monsieur Dior so loved, these new pieces come in enchanting colors evoking, variously, vibrant earth tones and the soft, luminous shades of the horizon, transposing children’s instinctive joie de vivre into a chromatic palette, materials, and cuts.
At the heart of this imagined future, the iconic Dior Oblique motif blends with camouflage, bringing the warm hues of the forest to skirts, jackets or trousers, while pink and blue dresses appear faded by sea spray or punctuated with flowers. Another series of pieces fuses the hypnotic tie & dye technique with a California vibe, enhanced by sky-and-sea blues on long dresses, t-shirts and sweats. Completing the collection are looks inspired by the hippie movement and its fundamental philosophy of “peace and love,” as seen on airy cotton voile dresses, faded pastel prints, and crochet yokes in pristine white, symbols of reinvention that offer a blank page for mapping out the future.
In a first for Baby Dior, a new eco-responsible capsule attests to Cordelia de Castellane’s commitment to the cause. A celebration of dreams, and an ode to freedom and the freshness of
childhood, available starting in December.