SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: In the early 1900s, the Surrey Hotel on Castlereagh Street in Sydney stood tall; a four-storied rendered sandstone building with an elaborate parapet up top. Trams would come and go with pub patrons stopping off for a drink.
One hundred and sixty years later, this strip of road is the mecca of Sydney’s luxury quarter, and the iconic hotel now transformed into a contemporary home for Dior’s legendary elegance and timeless modernity. Inside, the ready-to-wear collections for women and men hem its perimeters, along with leather goods, accessories, homewares, fine jewellery and timepieces.
Soaring ceilings are decorated with artworks by acclaimed international artists (read: Christina Watka and Claire de Chavagnac Brugnon) to reflect Monsieur Dior’s background as a gallerist and collector.
Two VIP salons have their own dedicated floors to provide clients the ultimate luxury experience. For the GRAZIA reader, we need to tell you about a little nook in store dedicated to personalising your Lady Diors and Saddle bags.
The men’s world offers an insight into the vision of Jones and the Dior aesthetic. Speaking with the team at Dior, they said that it was important the flow between womens and mens would remain natural and easy, just like the crossover of fashion and its move towards genderless codes.
New collections snake around the walls, each with its own unique texture. It’s a detail that’s been so delicately done that it adds to the experience of the clothing. A sneaker have dominates one end of the room. If you’re after our advice on what to head to first – the accessories where the new Lingot bags for men are on display, including the latest stunning gold hue. Hello early Christmas.
DIOR Sydney Castlereagh Street
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