Dior – Between modern art and Renaissance

For Winter 2021/2022, Dior Men’s Artistic Director Kim Jones reinterprets formal wear as a captivating source of inspiration and an ever-reinvented reference to the House’s heritage. Each look from this collection exalts the excellent craftsmanship of the Dior Ateliers and celebrates the singular enchantment of paintings by Scottish artist Peter Doig. 

In an ode to his fascinating aesthetic, silhouettes are completed by poetic punctuations, with hats and berets based on the styles worn by his subjects. A virtuoso expression of infinite creativity, these hand-painted works surpass the limits of the imagination. 

Adding a final touch, the line’s accessories also embody this artistic encounter: the Saddlebag this season is revealed in a precious cannetille version adorned with metallic threads or clad in a delicate camouflage motif. Available in rich shades of chocolate and cognac as well as denim, this iconic print also features on Dior Explorer boots.
Dior Jewelry by Fashion Designer Yoon Ahn pays homage to Renaissance cameos and officer’s medals, bold emblems of the men’s wardrobe.

Giving this campaign yet another contemporary twist photographer Rafael Pavarotti staged the models like paintings, with a color palette inspired by Peter Doig’s universe. As dialogues with art in all its forms, these designs transcend eras and codes. It’s a mix between modernity and poetic melancholy.

Image credit: Dior

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