Fashion Week Bags: Dior Spring 2012

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Excuse me while I echo the sentiments about theDior Spring 2012collection that everyone else in the fashion industry has already expressed: it’s kind of a placeholder, isn’t it? Months have passed and Dior still doesn’t have a replacement for John Galliano, so the collection is being designed by what the French call “le studio”. Bill Gaytten, Long Galliano’s right-hand man, has taken the reins, along with the rest of Dior’s creative team.

The clothes and bags they created are useful, but not surprising or innovative. The bags come in all the shapes we’ve seen Dior before, but in a variety of fabrications and colors, just like the clothes. Dior seems hell-bent on making pieces that will sell reasonably well until LVMH can find a real creative voice to lead the brand, and the intention is written throughout this collection.

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