The Dior Maison Copacabana Collection
As the first flowers of spring begin to bloom, this season is a key time for new tableware drops. There are several bright new collections that are perfect for adding some cheer to your table, whether you want to impress your guests or simply enjoy a beautifully set table for a casual dinner with friends. The concept of this new tableware collection started from Dior founder's earliest creations, as Christian Dior himself showed a fascination with Brazil. Inspired by the vibrant colours and joie de vivre of this tropical country, the founding couturier designed several dresses that paid tribute to Brazil, including the haute couture models Sao Paulo, Brazil and Soirée à Rio.
This exotic voyage continues today with the Copacabana Collection, designed by Cordelia de Castellane for Dior Maison. Lightweight and colourful marine algae adorn a series of plates and form weaved raffia placemats with their floral beauty. Vases, decorative baubles and glass boxes are transformed into delicate aquariums in which fish and delicate coral float in a radiant tribute to the art of entertaining. Dior Maison’s new line by creative director Cordelia de Castellane is inspired by Christian Dior’s fascination for Brazil and their love of life. This collection includes plates, placemats, table linens and glassware emblazoned with fish, starfish, botanicals and delicate seaweed motifs in zingy colours. According to de Castellane, “everything is designed to be mixed with insouciance” - a good rule of thumb for any form of table setting.
Overall, with this latest Dior Maison collection, the fashion house creative director arched back to Christian Dior’s original inspirations and fascination from Brazil. Look ahead to find some of the key pieces of the Dior Maison Copacabana Collection.
Words by Alexa Bouhelier-Ruelle
Photos provided by Dior Maison