Last year was all about the samurai ponytail, but now the east-born style feels painfully passé. Dior’s spring ’15 couture presentation featured a fresh, new interpretation, adding this season a massive dose of drama to the standard pony.
Creative director Raf Simons and hairstylist Guido Palau created Dior’s doorknocker pony together, executing the look with a sleek, plastic ring that they finished with a lacquered metallic coating. Anchored by a long, knotted hair extension, their updated pony was evocative of Dior’s refined aesthetic, while catapulting the 69-year-old brand forward.
Dior’s sliced, doorknocker ponies played off the show’s venue beautifully, reflecting the mirrored space and a matching two-tiered metal catwalk. Graphic, white scaffolding filled the room, as models stormed the pink-carpeted runway in ensembles that were reminiscent of a distant era with an ultramodern edge.
Simons always says, “If we don’t learn from the past, we’re destined to repeat it”—a motto that rang true this season. Through this collection, Simons revisited Dior’s rich legacy, learned from the past and moved the brand in a more inventive, futuristic direction.