Raf Simons unveils new Dior collection in Paris

In Paris the Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons has presented his second collection for the Dior fashion house. The landscape artist Martin Wirtz created a special garden in the Jardin des Tuileries where the models could show off the new designs.

Spring and flowers are the central themes of Simons's second collection. This year his references to spring and flowers are less subtle than when he first gave his interpretation of Dior's famous New Look last year.

Raf Simons: "I wanted this collection to explain itself."

Dior appointed Raf Simons as its creative director last April in succession of Briton John Galliano.

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