Editor’s Pick: Dior Homme x Toru Kamei. The Tokyo-based painter decorates Kris Van Assche’s punk-inspired pieces in with his botanical still life works.
Kris Van Assche has partnered up with Japanese artist Toru Kamei to create a floral-infused collection for Dior Homme capsule. The Tokyo-based painter specializes in botanical still life works has contributed some of his work for the rebellious ‘DIY’ spirit of the collection.
Taking cues from Kamei’s haunting botanical still life works, the capsule collection stays true to the Spring/Summer 2017 “FUN FAIR” drop’s punk leanings and swaths the range in skulls and florals. Here the still life flowers appeared in the form of jacquard patches, stitched on almost haphazardly, photo transfers and badges. The favourite pieces are black leather slip-on trainers with colourful floral and skull paintings, along with the calfskin leather backpack which is detailed with vanité patches.
As the spring season approaches, fashionistas are taking to the shops to upgrade and revamp their wardrobes – which is why this drop couldn’t have arrived at a better time. The Toru Kamei-created floral patterning contrasted by skulls is just the right touch of “beautiful and dark,” making the pieces both standouts and wearable additions to any closet. The capsule collection is available now at Dior Homme spots worldwide.