The Dior 2021 Cruise Collection Celebrates The Beauty of Southern Italy
The Dior 2021 Cruise Collection aims to reflect Puglia’s rich cultural heritage, baroque architecture and relaxed atmosphere.
What better way to start the year than with a veritable celebration of the traditional arts of Puglia. Showcasing the excellence of priceless savoir-faire, the Dior 2021 Cruise Collection revisits the fairy-tale beauty of the Luminarie, with flamboyant motifs. Unlike other seasonal collections, the resort line is one that stays in stores and on e-commerce sites longest without going on sale – making it an ideal opportunity for designers to present timeless stories in the form of comfortable and well-tailored garments.
Forming the heel of Italy’s “boot,” Puglia is known for its whitewashed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometers of Mediterranean coastline. Regarded a vibrant port and university town, the Dior 2021 Cruise Collection aims to reflect Puglia’s rich cultural heritage, baroque architecture and relaxed atmosphere through a variety of accessories, bags and shoes elevated by masterful perforated or sculpted leatherwork.
As an ode to nature and the radiant landscapes of southern Italy, 90-look collection blurs all distinction between the humble and the haute, featuring an array of pinafore dresses, blanket-fringe skirts, and hand-knit sweaters. With a father who hails direct from Puglia, Maria Grazia Chiuri has taken great pride in championing the region’s craftspeople, and depicting the value of their tradition through her work – which has since proven to be highly sentimental and made with personal affection.