Header image Photo credit – Morgan O’Donovan
Have you seen or heard about the Dior Cruise 2020 collection. It caught our attention because of the sheer number of wax pieces that formed part of the vast collection. The show was staged in El Badi palace in Marrakech, Morocco on the 29th of April 2019.
Th There has been many a debate about cultural appropriation and without stepping into the affray, I actually like the fact that wax prints were used and done so with such luxurious abandon.
Wax prints have a rather complex history across several continents yet are seen as African mainly because this is where they are mostly worn (rather than produced). The wax prints used in the collection were produced in Ivory Coast by the local manufacturer Uniwax. That has got to be a good thing in our books.
Whatever your feeling about prints and who uses them, I hope you enjoy browsing some of the looks from the collection and get inspired by the possibilities.
I love the oversized coats as I can actually see these being worn in the autumn and winter months. I also like the print on print look, a feast for the eyes. Do comment below if you have a take on the collection or if there is something about it that you like or has sparked an idea for a new sewing project.
All images sourced from www.dior.com