For avid fans of Dior, the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai may ring a bell. The location of the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition in 2020 was transformed into a disco dream for the unveiling of the French luxury brand's pre-fall 2021 collection by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri.
A celebration of the most carefree era of our time, the pre-fall show debuted 75 stunning looks against pulsing pop music by Giorgio Moroder on a catwalk illuminated by disco balls and blinding lights—with surprise performances by Hong Kong pop star Joey Yung and Chinese rock band, Black Panther.
From the return of the French beret to the bright hues of red and yellow, we break down the captivating trends from the glittering show.
1. Leopard print is back
A coat in the iconic leopard print, one of Monsieur Dior’s hallmark designs, features among the stunning pieces at Dior's pre-show in Shanghai. But it doesn't stop there. Printed on bucket hats, tunic dresses, raincoats and quarter-zips, we have definitely spotted our favourite fall fashion trend.