The Saddle Bag. The Lady Dior. The Book Tote.
Christian Dior is one of the most iconic brands with an ever-chic range of style offerings that continue to dominate the fashion scene, and to no surprise, rank high in demand in resale.
But on top of that, what’s particularly noteworthy is the brand’s portfolio of limited edition patterns developed under creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri since 2016. Every embroidered variety from seasonal Dior collections are uniquely special, and of course highly sought after.
We mean everything. From hallmark patterns to an assortment of limited edition colorways, these all scream value. We compiled some of the most notable patterns out there from the beloved house of Dior and categorized them by a theme closely associated with the house. Here is everything you need to know about what makes these worthy additions to your coveted collection.
Iconic Dior Embroidered Patterns
These patterns all celebrate the DNA behind Christian Dior himself who had a thing for entertaining his superstitions. He was drawn to astrology, lucky numbers, and admired the beauty of nature, as well as the mysteries that it carried.
From stars and moons and other “otherworldly” references to bold floral designs, Dior introduces new interpretations of the house’s heritage using intricate patterns and bold colors. These seasonal and limited edition releases (sometimes also limited to certain countries and Book Tote styles) make Dior embroidered patterns so perfectly collectible. See for yourself.
By “otherworldly” we mean dreamy, mystical, supernatural. The Pixel Zodiac is one of the latest embroidered designs introduced by Dior. Coming in bright hues, these patterns offer a creative and colorful take on astrological designs.
Dior D-Constellation: When we think constellations we think stars. To Dior, that means combining mythical creatures and figures and combining them into a Toile De Jouy-esque pattern that represents Mr. Dior’s love for astronomy.
Dior Zodiac: Whether you’re into zodiac signs or not, the Dior Zodiac Book Tote in hand is like getting your daily reading. The pattern combines galactic elements like constellations, the moon, and zodiac signs. The Latte Dior Zodiac embroidery was created by the artist Pietro Ruffo. This concept no doubt honors Mr. Dior’s love for astrology.
Dior Tarot: If Steve Nicks were a bag, the Dior La Lune Tarot would probably be on her list of styles to consider. And what better way to channel your inner gypsy? The Dior Haute Couture collection for Spring 2021 kicks off a whole new kind of fantasy, that’s of course Tarot card themed.
Dior Around The World: This pattern is another collaboration with artist Pietro Ruffo. It’s like a map that leads to hidden treasure. It combines two hallmark inspirations: Toile de Jouy and Dior’s lucky star. You can find this pattern in multiple colorways.
Theme: “Fleur Sure”
Garden parties can be achieved easily with Dior’s range of iconic floral motifs. Many of these honor Christian Dior’s sister, Catherine, who was a gardener. The latest floral-inspired pattern is Dior’s Jardin d’Hiver which showcases a poetic and exotic interpretation of Mr. Dior’s tapestries.
Dior Fleurs Bibliques – White lilac, lavender, rose. The name translates to “biblical flowers.” These patterns remind me of old-timey perfume bottles. You can find these only available in the Vertical Book Tote styles. Some of these styles beyond this pattern are China and Japan exclusives.
Dior Paisley: This pattern symbolizes nobility. The embroidery itself combines earthy tones, and makes a perfect bag for fall.
Dior Mille Fleurs: Part of the Dior Cruise 2021 collection, the name translates to “thousand flowers” and is practically the ultimate garden oasis. As a contemporary application by artist Pietro Puffo, the multicolored Mille Fleurs pattern is inspired by the Puglian landscape with wildflowers.
Dior Hibiscus: This pattern was brought to life to honor Lunar New Year 2021. The delicate floral designs are inspired by the Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, or “China rose” and are artfully designed alongside ears of wheat embracing the bucolic spirit.
Theme: “Animal Instinct”
These embroideries as well as others require a million machine stitches and 36 hours of work to bring to life. Animals are spiritual beings and Mr. Dior took a liking to them, from jungle animals and insects to fantastical creatures.
Dior Mizza: What’s not to love about the Dior Mizza leopard embroidery? Introduced for Dior’s Fall 2021 collection, the pattern is inspired by leopard print of course and pulled from the house’s archives. “Mizza” is a tribute to Mr. Dior’s “muse of muses” known as Mizza Bricard. This pattern is a hugely popular pattern and can be found both in neutral colorways as well as bright bold hues.
Dior Dino: This pattern features adorable fire-breathing dragons and debuted for Dior Fall 2021 in Shanghai.
Dior Butterfly: A unique multicolor pattern introduced for Fall Winter 2018. Mimicking church stained glass, the Butterfly embroidered pattern is a go-to for anyone who loves a splash of color. And for those who can’t get enough, Dior’s 2022 Lunar New Year capsule collection includes a pattern dedicated to the decorative butterfly motif in hot pink, white, gray and gold colorways.
Theme: “Love & Lines”
Dior Cupidon: Dior Cupidon is a capsule collection released for Valentine’s Day 2022. It borrows inspiration from the Dior Cruise 2022 show presented in Athens, Greece. The pattern depicts an interpretation of Eros, the Greek God of love.
Dior Dioramour Graffiti: Inspired by the world of fairy tales and street style, this unique pattern was featured as part of the Dior 2020 capsule collection. All in all, it celebrates the art of giving tender declarations.
Dior Dioraura: a gorgeous multicolor gradient pattern that is part of the Dioriviera collection. It symbolizes nature’s energy and the utopian world.
Dior KaleiDioroscopic: Introduced for Spring Summer 2019, the Dior KaleiDioroscopic is a popular pattern that can be found across various styles, shoes, and small accessories.
Theme: “Bag & Country”
Dior Union Jack Exclusive: The Union Jack is the national flag for the UK, and why not turn it into a Book Tote? Well, it’s been done.
Dior US Exclusive: And there’s a U.S. version too.
Theme: “Call ‘em Classics”
Limited edition capsule drops are *100* sought after, but equally so are the classics. These patterns are undoubtedly linked to the luxury and prestige that Dior stands for.
Dior Oblique: This pattern is a classic pattern for the logomaniac in all of us. Predominantly offered in canvas, there are also velvet options as well. From navy, gray, burgundy to other special colors like Raspberry and Rose des Vents, the oblique pattern is truly iconic with a name that dates back to the 1950s.
Dior Cannage: The cannage pattern, often used with leather and seen throughout a range of Lady Dior bags and Vibe hobo bags, offers a more muted and sophisticated look. Embroidered cannage is equally stunning and breathes new life into the ever-popular Book Tote style.
Dior Dioriviera: This pattern is a “Toile de Jouy ” pattern that comes in many colors both neutrals and bright bold hues. It’s a fundamental pattern for every ultra-luxury collector, especially a Dior enthusiast.