Dior Homme Menswear Fall/Winter 2018-2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais on January 20, 2018 in Paris, France.
With youth, the freedom to embody an ideal with reckless abandon. With age, a sense of looking from the outside in. The Dior Homme Collection for Winter 2018-19 designed by Kris Van Assche questions this duality, provoking a constant evolution of the formal and informal codes that define menswear today.
A meticulous deconstruction of the Dioir Homme the suit finds symbiosis with the simbolism of 90s Tatoo Culture, pitching the sartorial finesse of the Dior Homme Atelier agaist the tenets of urban nostalgia.
Rendering homage to the intricate patternmaking of Monsieur Dior, sophisticated variations on the Bar Jacket are a testament to the House “Savoir-Faire” – as black grain-de-poudre wool is tailored as sculpted suit jackets bearing slotted lapels, patch pockets, and double-breasted officer’s buttons.
Buoyed by their extreme elegance, the spiked tatoo motif emerges as a graphic rave totem, scaled up and down the collection as a singular heraldic device or all-over print. In forest green, crimson, and safety yellow, the trompe l’Oeil layering of classic knit polo shirts, tank tops, and turtleneck sweaters creates ironic composition of a teenage wardrobe, juxtaposed with structured trench and overcoat shapes in bonded cashere.
The trompe l’oeil layering of classic knit polo shirts, tank tops, and turtleneck sweaters creates ironic composition of a teenage wardrobe, juxtaposed with structured trench and overcoat shapes in bonded caschemire. Stacked proportions reveal high pleated trousers in suiting wools or washed denim worn beneath cropped nylon parkas, duffel coats, rugged shearlings, and technical windcheaters.
The new Dior Combo bag clips together as multiple zipped compartments on a cross-shoulder strap, whilst exotic luggage styles add an opulent corporate flair. On foot, laser-printed tatoo brogues and canvas hi-tops ground the silhouette’s street vs. sartorial axis, reflecting the eternal call-and-repeat of youth and manhood.
Credits: © Courtesy of Christian Dior Couture PR