Designer Spotlight: Dior

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Dior Saddle in Red, worn by Kimberly of @ohhowstrange. Join the Waitlist for free to rent this bag.

Like all clothing, your bag deserves your attention – Christian Dior in The Little Dictionary of Fashion.

When it comes to creative iconic bag names and genius craftsmanship, Dior is at the forefront of elegance and timeless creations. Constructed with the utmost in savoir-faire and creativity, Dior bags are made to steal the spotlight and easily add the ultimate touch of sophistication and femininity to every outfit.

From the Infinite Wardrobe: Dior Saddle in Black. Join the Waitlist for free to rent this bag.

Here, we look at our 6 of our favourite of-the-moment Dior bags:

1. Shoulder/Handbag: Saddle

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Dior Saddle in Black Oblique. Join the Waitlist for free to rent this bag.

We’re having major bag envy seeing the iconic Dior Saddle on every It Girl’s shoulders. The jockey-inspired style that hit peak pop culture when worn by Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City comes in oblique jacquard canvas, embroidered varieties, classic black and red grained calfskin leather that contrast so well with the aged gold-tone metal hardware and calfskin leather details.

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Dior Saddle in Black Oblique, worn by Melody of @meowiie. Join the Waitlist for free to rent this bag.

Watch how the Saddle Bag is made by Dior Atelier and how they maintain its savoir-faire — the traditional French term for creative expertise:

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2. Shoulder/Cross Body Bag: Diorama Flap Bag

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Dior Diorama bag. Join the Waitlist for free to rent this bag.

Geometric shapes take on a sexy yet sophisticated look with the Diorama flap bag. Featuring the Cannage design we have grown to love and know Dior for (read more in Lady Dior section below), the calfskin leather paired with the crest-shaped clasp gives us a utilitarian-chic vibe. We like how this bag can be transformed from a shoulder bag during the workweek, and cross-body style during the weekends for street-style cool.

Watch how the Diorama Bag is made by Dior Atelier and how they maintain its savoir-faire — the traditional French term for creative expertise:

Join the Waitlist and rent the Diorama Bag from the Infinite Wardrobe! 

3. Shoulder/Cross Body/Handbag: J’Adior Flap Bag

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: J’adoir Flap Bag in red. Join the Waitlist for free to rent this bag.

A fun wordplay on the French phrase J’adore, the J’adior Flap bag with slot handclasp is the work-to-party transitional bag everyone needs. The signature J’Adior aged gold-tone metal details makes this a fun yet elegant bag. A girl has got to have some fun, right? What’s great about the bag is that you can hold it as a clutch through the handclasp, wear the drawstring chain full length across your body, or simply loop it to wear it shoulder-style and double chained. signature and detachable drawstring aged gold-tone metal chain.

Watch how the J’adior Bag is made by Dior Atelier and how they maintain its savoir-faire — the traditional French term for creative expertise:

Join the Waitlist and rent the J’Adior Bag from the Infinite Wardrobe! 

4. Shoulder/Cross Body/Handbag: Lady Dior Bag

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Lady Dior Bag. Join the Waitlist for free to rent this bag.

Lady Dior was an homage to Princess Diana in 1995. Then the first lady of France, Bernadette Chirac contacted Dior to produce a unique handbag as a gift to Diana, then Princess of Wales, on the occasion of her first visit to France. The bag was christened Princesse before it was launched as Lady Dior when Diana carried it for public events and official visits. Over two hundred thousand models were sold in its first two years, and we can see why.

A distinctive graphic code of the House of Dior is the Cannage (caning) design. Inspired by the cannage design of the rattan chairs in his salon, Christian Dior used the two lines from the weaving technique to produce crossed diagonal threads to make this design as iconic to Dior as quilted black is to Chanel.

The Cannage topstitching on lambskin exudes a fine sophistication that makes this bag iconic and covetable. The DIOR charms in light tone hardware let the leather craftsmanship take centre stage while the versatility of the bag is created with a narrow shoulder strap.

We’d take the Lady Dior any day–when held in hand or worn on shoulder for formal events or work, and across the body on the weekends for that hands-free shopping! It’s a great accessory to enhance any minimalistic ensemble.

Join the Waitlist and rent the Lady Dior Bag from the Infinite Wardrobe! 

5. Handbag: Diorissimo

 

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Dior Diorissimo Bag. Join the Waitlist for free to rent this bag.
Structure, power, feminine. The Diorissimo is luxurious as it as stylish. The double top handles, fine stitching, shoulder strap, and protective feet at the bottom gives the bag structural integrity. The snap button closure opens to reveal a beautiful leather lined spacious interior to hold your essentials. We would say this is a work bag, but we heard it’s a great in-flight travel bag too. Who wouldn’t want to nail that airport fashion in a Diorissimo?

Join the Waitlist and rent the Diorissimo Bag from the Infinite Wardrobe! 

6. Shoulder/Handbag: Dior Book Tote Bag

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Dior Book Tote in Burgundy Toile de Jouy. Join the Waitlist for free to rent this bag.

When Dior is in the spotlight, it’s hard to ignore the bags they produced that not many fashion houses would attempt. With Dior’s savoir-faire and partnership with Maria Grazia Chiuri, the Dior Book Tote bag is fast becoming fashion elites’ favourite.

Imagine carrying all your necessities and then some. The roomy tote bag is casual elegance and we can’t help but wishlist our favourite motifs and colours.

One of the unique motifs produced is the Toile de Jouy motif, which is a great French classic from the 18th century. The toile de jouy was given a modern makeover with a new series of wild animals hand drawn like engravings in pen and ink to create the pastoral scenes–that is something we also saw in Gucci’s recent designs. The traditional dyes of the House of Dior recreate this fabric design refresh that is the talk-of-the-town since its release on trench coats, apparel, and the handbags.

New to the Infinite Wardrobe is the burgundy Dior Book Tote that can be carried over the shoulder or in hand with ease. We love how it stands out against monochromatic outfits and, yes we said it, denim. Try it.

Watch how the Dior Book Tote Bag is made by Dior Atelier and how they maintain its savoir-faire — the traditional French term for creative expertise:

Join the Waitlist and rent the Dior Book Tote from the Infinite Wardrobe! 

 

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