Christian Dior’s first haute couture show in Hong Kong was a presentation of its Spring/Summer 2014 collection, which debuted at Haute Couture Week in Paris in January. The show was held at West Kowloon Heliport and featured a see-through wall revealing the Hong Kong Harbour in the distance.
The clothes had bold silhouettes in muted tones of cream, blue and black. Mesh was a big look, with mullet skirts and plunging necklines also key.
Hong Kong socialite Fanny Sieh, appropriately wearing Dior herself, said that although she’d seen the show in Paris, she was keen to be present in her home town, too. “Last month I opened a Chinese restaurant in Central — Mott 32. I think we will go there afterwards to celebrate,” Sieh said on the night.
The proceedings began dramatically when the wall that ran the length of the runway turned into a transparent window to reveal a postcard view of Hong Kong Island across the harbor. The collection was exactly the same as that presented in January in Paris — a modern aesthetic, with strong silhouettes in a palette of navy, black and ivory. Buro 24/7 went exclusively backstage at the time.
Christian Dior's first haute couture show in Hong Kong was a presentation of its Spring/Summer 2014 collection, which…