Late last year, Christian Dior teamed up with German artist Anselm Reyle to create a capsule collection of handbags, makeup, and accessories. Reyle’s works are characterised by bold brushwork, neon paint, 80s kitsch and silver foil. He generally builds on objects that already exist, transforming them into his coveted creations, and his approach to the Dior collaboration worked the same way. He started with the silhouettes of classic Dior bags, and covered them with eye-popping, boldly colored camouflage prints contrasted by patent leather topstitching for a modern look.
The collection launched at Art Basel in Miami in December, with a pop up store in the design district. A truck plastered with Reyle’s Dior patterns was parked outside the pop-up – an amazing, moving ad for the collection. And of course the launch would not have been complete without a high-profile party, attended by art and fashion world celebrities and socialites alike.