For his latest collection, Kim Jones, who has been the creative director at Dior Homme for the past three years, decided to dig in the archives of the Italian House and take inspiration from his precursor.
One, in particular, Marc Bohan, who first started as a designer and then went on to become the creative director of the house in the ’60s. Bohan succeeded Yves Saint Laurent when he left for military service and continued to lead the house for nearly three decades until the late 80’s before Gianfranco Ferré took over. One of the main features from the past is Bohan’s popular Dior Oblique logo, which Jones decided to re-work showcasing a thinner version that can be viewed throughout the whole collection.
“The color palette was truly a compilation of all of our favorite colors that we have been using over the past three years mixing them and carrying them forward so that we can move on to the next stage of what we do here at Dior. I think it’s good to reinvent what you do ” said Kim Jones.
Casual tailoring dominates the collection and an extremely sophisticated color palette completes Jones’s work, almost a chromatic manifest of his past three years at the fashion house. One of the many things that stood out were the accessories: Jones presented “the new” Saddle bag, wore as crossed shoulder straps and the new B30 sneakers. Kim also decided to use animal prints for knitwear, relying on cashmere cardigans with green leopard motifs or beige turtleneck sweaters. Once again an inspiration that came from the past, relating to the leopard prints that Monsieur Dior showed in 1947 in his debut collection for the brand, that was famously dubbed “The New Look”.
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