Revealed for the first time at the Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear show, the Christian Dior Diorama handbag bag is now available in boutiques. A new leather goods creation conceived in harmony with the clothes designed by Raf Simons.
Born of the coming together of the leatherworking savoir-faire of the House’s ateliers and a resolutely urban aesthetic, the new Diorama handbag is produced entirely by hand. Its cannage – the motif that channels the pattern from the back of a Napoleon III chair – which has been present since Christian Dior’s first fashion show in 1947, has been completely reinvented. Now, with a melange of threads and textures, it’s traced out in oversized, ribbed, architecturally graphic lines. Produced by specialized artisans, relief flower embroideries and tonal mixes appear like a French-style garden in miniature or like ornamentation inspired by the gilding of old books printed and embossed on the leather. With a strap, a metallic chain of CD-engraved open-work links, and a crest-like fastener, it has a style that sets it far apart from any pretenders, looking as good worn on the shoulder as against the hip or across the body. When it comes to accessorizing an utterly contemporary look, the Diorama is like a wardrobe all on its own.
Produced in over twenty-six different sized variations, the Diorama handbag acts as a genuine alter ego of the clothes in the Ready-to-Wear collection designed by Raf Simons.