Case in point, he took his first turn with resort under the Christian Dior label:
Now Resort is not my favorite runway. I know it's a fun peak in to Spring/Summer and it keeps the fashion commerce flowing for those who are already bored with Spring lines, but I always tend to look forward to the major 'turn of the season' collections. They always seem more exciting to me.
BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT!!!!!!!! This collection is different. How is he able to take such sleek lines and simple colors and make them into pieces that you can imagine wearing 365 days a year? He doesn't seem out of tricks...
According to Style.com, this collection was all about the dynamic move forward in the label. Sure, Jean Paul Gaultier was masterful, but Raf has taken it in an entirely different but well received direction. From the Dior-esque soft silhouette to the new approach of inlaid lace with sheer paneling, to the graphic cropped shirts and even the simplistic book-end necklaces. We also see a reprise of the metallic shimmery fabric from his first collection that remerges here in the form of lingerie-like dresses and skirts.
Anywho, check out the rest of the collection below and drool along with me. I can only hope that at some point in my career I can sit runway-side and ogle at it close up.
THANK YOU, YOU WONDERFUL MAN.
images courtesy of Style.com