Raf Simons for Jil Sander, RTW A/W 2012. Image from style.com

John Galliano for Christian Dior, Couture Fall 2010. Image from style.com

Undeniably, the biggest fashion news of the last week was Raf Simons taking over for Dior.

I must say, I am super excited about it.

Ever since Galliano got dismissed from Dior, I wondered who could they possibly hire? Who could live up to Galliano’s vivid imagination and exuberat fairy tales?

The look Raf Simons creates is totally different. It is clear and clean. But looking closer, it is definitely not simple or straightforward. I think he has a lot to give to Dior and will lead it to a fresh, adventurous path.

Here is an interesting NY Times article on the topic.