Move over, boys. You girls will be seeing more of more of Dior’s iconic bee in the Spring-Summer 2017 Womens collection, which till the arrival of Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri, has always been one of Dior Homme’s key signature motifs.
More commonly seen on Dior Homme’s pieces, which must have been originally inspired by Monsieur Christian Dior’s expansive Granville gardens that probably saw its fair share of buzzing bees, he also had this line in his memoirs and it goes, ‘a small hive filled to bursting, that’s what my house was like when I presented my first collection’. Dior also likened his atelier’s seamstresses to the hardworking creatures, calling them ‘bees’ as they meticulously worked for the designer and his collections.
Which brings us to the subject of today’s post and also your first look at Dior Fusion sneakers from the S/S17 collection. Featuring intricate embroidery, the little bees with golden wings sit beautifully on the sneaker which will come in at least two colour variations, one with a black mesh upper, the other, in grey. With a sock-like upper and a white rubber sole emblazoned with Dior’s logo, there’s something about this pair that answers that age-old question shopaholics around the world can surely relate to. ‘What do I wear if I intend on shopping for hours while staying comfy and still look chic?’
While there’s no word yet on how much they will retail for or when they will be launched in Singapore (I’m thinking sometime from mid-February 2017), I’ll leave you with a little bit of fashion trivia you should remember. No, that Italian luxury house didn’t do it first, Dior did.