How long is a piece of string? In Dior’s case, long enough to wind up on the wrists of many of the world’s most famous fashion starlets weeks during Paris Fashion Week.
Never one to shy away from her slightly bohemian tendencies, even once ensconced at a luxury fashion house famous for its chic Parisian tailoring, bombshell blonde Maria Grazia Chiuri created a series of woven string bracelets for the Dior Cruise 2018 runway show that are part hippie, part Navajo, and entirely cult-worthy.
Given the wild west themed collection and runway setting looking onto California’s Santa Monica Mountains, it was an entirely appropriate fine styling detail.
There are four different colour combinations ranging from pink to blue and each is woven with the words ‘Christian Dior J’Adior’ – making them a cheeky marketing tool for Chiuri’s new statement tote for the season, a flap bag of the same name.
Still, free marketing and strung out delivery time aside, the tiny pieces were snapped up by the world’s biggest fashion bloggers before the brand’s Spring/Summer 2018 show earlier this month in Paris.
How they all wore them though showed their multi-purpose appeal. Eclectic dresser and GRAZIA street style fave Chiara Ferragni used her multi-coloured stacked bands to extend the rainbow Dior ready-to-wear look.
Brazilian style blogger Helena Bordon teamed hers with a combined leather and suede look that was positively elegant. Iranian-born Dutch fashion blogger Negin Mersalehi, on the other hand, kept things simple by adding a single pale band to her already gold-blinged wrist.
So, wanting much? We are, which is why it’s great news GRAZIA has it on good authority the woven bracelets, which sell in sets of two for $350, will finally hit Australian Dior boutiques in the final week of October. Ready, set, stack.
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