Haute couture is poised to return to the sun-kissed Sundara Beach Club for the second year running, as part of an artful Dior pop-up store, café installation and dazzling “Diorized” touches at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. From July 15 to September 10, 2023 — two weeks longer than in 2022 due to popular demand and vastly expanded in scale — fashion-lovers and aesthetes can discover a curated selection of pieces from Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dioriviera Summer Capsule Collection and a total immersion in iconic style against a backdrop of glittering sea views.
Setting the awe-inspiring scene, guests are welcomed to Sundara through an incredible entrance installation crafted by the French design house to include life-sized sand sculpture animals. Using
Sundara’s breezy interior as a canvas, Dior’s interior designer will customise the 1,300 square metre beach club to an “escape and enchantment” homage to the Dior dream with original furniture, merchandising displays, fitting rooms and a café.
Honouring the beautiful oceanside location, natural materials are woven into every element of the pop-up store on Sundara’s mezzanine level, from sea grass carpets and rattan chairs and hanging lamps to soothing tones of beige, cream and wood. Echoing the beach below, sand walls are artfully contrasted with the Dior logo while animals and luxuriant foliage are sculpted entirely from sand. Across the rest of the beach club and restaurant, each Instagrammable area is a feast for the eyes: the dusky pink Dior Toile de Jouy Sauvage pattern finds its way onto billowing mezzanine shades, day beds, cushions, umbrellas, the bar counter and even the DJ booth. The pièce de résistance? An underwater 57-metre-long (187 foot) artwork installation with the Dioriviera logo.
A Wildly Beautiful Collection
All infused with Dior’s signature la dolce vita, the pieces in Dioriviera Summer Capsule Collection are imaginative takes on Dior classics. Dior’s timeless Toile de Jouy Sauvage motif is reinvented using a palette of soft shades, from creams and greys to light pinks and blues, and playful patterns of tigers, monkeys and reptiles. The pattern weaves its way onto skirts, dresses, shorts, scarves and swimsuits – perfect for chic Sundara afternoons – as well as Dior’s iconic bags, the Lady D-Lite and the Dior Book Tote; the Dior Silk Top; Dway mules; J’Adior pumps, and the lining of the Lady Dior Wicker.
The DIOR café is the perfect opportunity to soak up the entire spectacular experience. A unique collaboration between Sundara Chef de Cuisine David Gavin and Executive Pastry Chef David Peduzzi, the inspired menu features French Mediterranean flavours and will be available throughout the entire beach club.
The Dior showcase at Sundara runs from July 15 until September 10, 2023, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm daily with the Dioriviera pop-up store open by appointment only for consultations with Dior stylists. Guests of Four Seasons Resorts Bali enjoy priority access to DIOR café.