The tree of life, as envisioned by Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko, is the inspiration behind the Dior autumn-winter 2022-2023 haute couture collection designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri.
A symbol found throughout various cultures and mythologies, the tree of life is a connection between all forms of creation, supporting the sky and connecting it to the earth. This collection highlights a series of couture garments that draw upon folkloric customs from various cultures.
The branches, the trunk, and the roots of the tree of life are featured throughout the collection on beautiful embroideries made of cotton threads, silk threads, and yarn. The dresses are adorned with patchworks of braids composed of bronze and black lace and guipure, and hand-loomed fabrics display lovely irregular textures. Silk chiffon was selected for the long, airy dresses.
The tree of life is a call, a warning, to make traditions and gestures shine through, allowing us to recover a balance, if only momentarily. – GM
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