If there’s one thing to take from Dior’s AW17 show at the Musée Rodin at Paris fashion week, it’s that blue is the colour of fall.
As people flocked to the catwalk to catch the show, they were asked “what’s your favourite shade of blue?.”
And it looks like Dior’s is navy, as deep, inky hues were the order of the day.
To avid Dior fans, this blue turn will come as no surprise, as Christian Dior himself once said:
Among all the colours, navy blue is the only one which can ever compete with black, it has all the same qualities
And versatility was certainly on top of the list in this show, with functional pieces and militaristic silhouettes at the heart of the collection.
'I wanted a group of young women, each one very different from the other. And once again I called on the photographer @BrigitteLacombe who, in my opinion, has the right sensibility when it comes to capturing the intensity of a young generation aware of its own potential. I wanted a group of teenage girls with a tomboyish attitude and genuine personality. Girls very much in control of their own lives. Girls for whom being models means using fashion as an opportunity to shape their own future,' said #MariaGraziaChiuri about her latest campaign from Dior. #DiorAW17
But Dior’s first female creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, made sure that for all the abundance of blue, you didn’t come away feeling that way.
Instead, she tapped into one of Dior’s founding ideas, that a good collection should cater to all different types of shapes and sizes across the globe, with pieces that kept the label’s signature glam, but upped their wearability factor tenfold.
The result was flattering nipped in waists, utility hemlines, and subtle details that revealed themselves only on the second, third, or fourth look.
Fancy getting in on the act?
Here are some of our favourite blue glasses of this season.
MENRAD Eyewear 16043
These gorgeous sea blue specs from Menrad will help you try out this autumn trend while reminding you of the sparkling waters of your summer hols.
The subtle cat-eye shape is perfect for those who want to give something different a go, but don’t want to go too bold.
Smart and polished, these frames would work well with a trouser suit, or with a super soft cashmere jumper and palazzo pants on dress-down Fridays.
For those that want to make a big impact with their specs, this pair from Carrera are just the ticket.
The round shape is right up to the minute, while the nose bridge and top bar combination taps into the seemingly timeless geek-chic trend.
Wear with a patterned blouse and pencil skirt to the office, or dress down with black skinny jeans and a thick woolly jumper on the weekends.
Avanglion AV 11732
Keep things sleek with these smart navy glasses from Avanglion.
The elegant metal nose bridge contrasts with the glossy plastic frames.
A slight ombre effect adds interest, with lighter eye rims leading to midnight blue temple tips.
Tiffany & Co. TF2145
These frames from Tiffany are perfect if you want to try out this trend, but also need a really versatile pair of glasses.
The lovely turquoise nose pads and inner temple detailing gives these black specs an edge, while ensuring they are work appropriate.
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