While the revolutionary 1960s may have been the main source of inspiration for Maria Grazia Chiuri’s latest collection for Dior, it was the return of a Naughties-era It bag that caught our eye.
If you’ve been watching the street style circuit, you would have seen this coming. Everything leading up to now has primed us for its return. For, logomania is back in full swing and it was this kitschy bag that so often came imprinted in the brand’s Diorissimo print way back in 2002. With the hype around fan accounts like @everyoutfitonsatc and the rise of the #wokeCharlotte, it was only a matter of time before this swinging symbol of Carrie Bradshaw made its triumphant return.
Following on from the successful refashioning’s of Ugg and Juicy Couture, it’s easy to see that the early 2000s are having a moment. And, the natural conclusion of this is the mighty catwalk return of the ultimate Noughties accessory, the Dior saddle bag.
It was this unmistakable reference to John Galliano’s reign that became the canvas on which Chiuri imprinted her new autumn winter 18 collection. Inspired by the concept of Youthquake - Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2017 - she dressed her 20-something fan club in an eccentric fashion. It was bye-bye to the delicate ballgowns and thick bra straps of her previous collections and hello to baker-boy hats, patchwork prints and peace sign intarsia knits. With its unapologetic funkiness and unashamed brashness, the Dior saddle bag is the perfect partner to this feminist-championing collection.