You would think that by now, a resident like yours truly would be accustomed to scorching hot sandy beaches and the bite of the iconic Aussie summer sun. Alas, the bite of the heat this time was worse than the bark, and we literally ‘hot footed’ it across the dunes to a safe and shady retreat under the shelter of the trees. Standing there looking out over the dunes, in awe of the vast beauty, I’m reminded as to why we’re shooting at this magical location… it’s all about the light. A gloriously aureate light, reflecting shards of brilliant warmth from the sun. A light that is not that dissimilar to the light that inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri and her mindfulness when connecting the beautifully French Dior heritage to the different landscapes, cultures and artistic expertise from around the world in this Dior Cruise 2020
collection. This was a fundamental inspiration for us being here, and let’s not forget that this was all about Dior Cruise, a collection that conjures aspirations surrounding travel, holidays and an overall yearning for wanderlust and adventure. The Dior Cruise 2020
show was presented in Marrakesh, deep in the heart of Morocco. For Maria Grazia Chiuri this collection was imagined almost like a map, made up with sentiments surrounding tradition, culture, places and highlighted by the creative collaborators who partook in the specific design elements that brought this magical collection to life. PathèO , Grace Wales Bonner, Mickalene Thomas, Anne Grosfilley and the incredible wax prints of Uniwax, all coming together as integral parts of the typography to create this beautiful Dior collection.