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Colorful suiting pieces in matching gem tones, elbow-length baby blue gloves, orange neck-high cocktail dresses with overlaid pleated blue skirts — these are a few of our favorite things. Of course, we didn't know how much we coveted them until Raf Simons sent them down the runway at yesterday's Dior show.
His vision for fall '14? Playful colors and ladylike silhouettes, but delivered on no-fuss, professional pieces that'd kill it in the office, and slay at drinks afterward. (The pantsuits and colorblocked separates were especially nine-to-five friendly).
Voluminous T-shirt dresses in red and asymmetrical frocks in pink were cool answers to those red carpet inquiries from stylists in the audience, as were the final numbers. The show ended with layered floor-length sequins over white cotton-looking tanks and tees you'd otherwise wear on the weekends. Practicality and "real-world" appeal aren't typically words you'd expect associated with Dior, but under Simons' utilitarian eye, the brand's starting to really speak our language.