Dior set sail for Seville and delivers an ode to Andalusia for its Cruise 2023 Fashion show.
The perfect incarnation of the freedom of flamenco
In Seville, this Thursday, June 16, on the emblematic Plaza de España erected during the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929, Maria Grazia Chiuri paraded her Cruise 2023 collection. A true ode to Andalusia, she continues to affirm the strong ties that unite the French fashion house and Spain (remember Christian Dior’s “Nuit d’Espagne” dresses from 1954 and “Bal à Sevilla” from 1956). The parade pays homage to Spanish culture through its flamboyant ferias, its sumptuous bullfighters, the sumptuous colors of its court, and above all, its flamenco. The icon that irrigates the collection is indeed La Capitana, or Carmen Amaya, the perfect incarnation of the freedom of flamenco.
Leather embroidery methods
As is often the case with her Cruise collections, Maria Grazia Chiuri lets the local craftsmen of the cities where the fashion shows are presented express themselves through the collection. This year, Maria Grazia Chiuri has chosen to collaborate with Orfebrería Ramos, which uses traditional metalworking techniques to make and decorate religious ceremonial objects. A complete line of jewelry has been developed on the theme of the rose of Granville, in homage to Monsieur Dior. Furthermore, around Seville, leather craftsmanship has a strong link with the equestrian world, with each element of the discipline influencing techniques and details. For the Dior Cruise 2023 collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri collaborated with Javier Menacho Guisado to reinvent the Dior Saddle bag using special leather embroidery methods.
A poetic ode to the heart of Andalusia
Between heritage and inventiveness, the Dior 2023 cruise show, a poetic ode to the heart of Andalusia. Presented in Seville, the Dior Cruise 2023 show pays homage to the Spanish ferias and thus echoes this vibrant heritage that celebrates collective performances, the embodiment of a feeling of communion. The Dior cruise 2023 collection is for Maria Grazia Chiuri a path made of discoveries and reflections. The places chosen make up a spectacular setting for this procession of clothes which constitute a fashion show. They also echo the history of the House and its desire to seek new collaborations, inspired by their territories of origin.