A closer look at Kim Jones’ debut Dior Homme show. The collection was rife with references to the Dior’s romantic codes as well as new silhouettes and collaborations, and an emphasis on making menswear couture.
Kim Jones debuted his first collection for Dior over the weekend, and here we have a look at some of the highlights from the luxury label’s show in Paris.
Kim Jones’ Dior Homme Debut Bore its Own Royal Stamp
There was a Prince, Nikolai of Denmark, making his runway debut, opened the show with sartorially striped collage of a suit and sneakers. “I’m half Danish, and Mr. Dior always had that thing with royalty, and so I thought it would be nice to open with a prince,” Jones told The Guardian. “Quite glamorous, isn’t it?”
KAWS was Commissioned to Create the Set
There was a monumental floral cartoon teddy bear by KAWS made from 70,000 flowers in the likeness of Christian Dior and his dog Bobby. Jones, who has long been a fan of the NYC-based artist’s cartoon-like characters, also commissioned him to add his graphic take on the maison’s iconic bee iconography. The designer had also been teasing the show, posting a series of celebrities holding Dior-wearing KAWS’ BFF stuffed toys to his IG over the course of the last few days.
The Collection References Christian Dior’s Private Life
The feminine couture identity of the house of Dior has been translated into a more masculine silhouette, resulting in softer, lighter clothing with rounded shoulders and relaxed shapes and side buttoning. The collection’s chosen palette was for the most part subdued, and only dabbled in more adventurous, bright yellow fields towards the end of the show. For thew most part, it stuck to pastel shades of pink, tan, and white, with washed black adding a degree of overall seriousness.
Jewelry Designer Yoon Ahn Made Her Debut at the House and Matthew Williams of Alyx Also Contributed in Dior Spring 2019 Menswear Collection
AMBUSH co-founder, Yoon Ahn, who was recently recruited as Dior’s new jewelry designer, presented a series of blinged-out dog bone pieces to finish the looks, as inspired by Mr Dior’s dog Bobby. Designer Matthew Williams of Alyx also contributed by creating a special CD buckle, which appeared on belts and caps.
Get close and personal with Kim Jones’ vision in the gallery above and let us know your thoughts in the comments.