Initiated by Maria Grazia Chiuri, this collaboration showcases a brand new technology of vogue designers who conceive and make their creations in South Africa, the native nation of longtime Dior ambassador Charlize Theron. The Inventive Director for Dior Ladies’s collections needed to deepen help for CTAOP, a basis created in 2007 to help youth in Southern Africa, each financially – a donation has been made on behalf of Dior – and artistically.
This dialogue between Paris and Johannesburg debuts with Thebe Magugu, winner of the 2019 LVMH Prize for Younger Vogue Designers. The primary African to obtain this prestigious distinction, the 28-year-old designer continues to have a good time highly effective ladies in his creations. His garments, he says, are “a relentless ode to the highly effective and unbiased matriarchs who raised me.” The designer’s storytelling method is impressed by a cross-fertilization of the assorted disciplines he studied, spanning vogue design, images and media. Launched in 2016, his eponymous model recounts the tales and crafts on which it thrives, turning into a kind of encyclopedia. His garments proudly act as reminders that future generations can look again on to raised perceive cultures and peoples.
Reinterpreting the enduring New Look by means of a up to date feminist imaginative and prescient, Thebe Magugu presents a group that revisits necessities such because the emblematic Dior E book Tote crafted in a big format within the Dior Indirect cloth, expressing the Maison’s experience. A design of two feminine profiles holding fingers – an emblem of sisterhood – adorns a cotton t-shirt produced completely in South Africa. The identical graphic is reprised in brilliant yellow on the Diorcamp bag, in addition to on a silk twill scarf constellated with the Dior signature. The hyper-modern, hybrid silhouette is echoed in an identical bob adorned with two drawstrings, a particular characteristic of the designer’s creations.
This limited-edition capsule assortment was launched on October 27.
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