In the new Dior collection, Kim Jones brings to light the treasures of the brand
The starting point is the Oblique Tailleur, which marked the debut of Kim Jones at the head of Dior menswear: a model revived in the spring-summer 2020 with some details adapted to the new outerwear version. A symbol of timeless elegance, combined with rigor and sartorial precision.
The inspiration starts from the concept of “relic”, that is the past of the future, the hour that becomes the hour, highlighted both by the sculpted silhouettes and the handmade materials, the essence of haute couture.
For the Jones collection he explores this idea by collaborating with the American Daniel Arsham, one of the most popular contemporary artists of the moment.
It is he who signs the mega-installation set up in the center of the set-up set up inside the Institut du Monde Arabe. The result is an archaeological testament of the constantly evolving present, working around the legacy of Dior.
The pink color dominates along with the sun-faded neutrals, which flow into the letters that make up the word Dior, worn by the erosive action of time.
The jackets, the maison’s strong point, must be worn by overcoming the limited lacing of buttons and following a style based on volumes: thus the merit of sartorial lines, expressing the universality of craftsmanship.
Parisian ateliers created pleated georgette clouds, wrapping the body like pigment in water, while toile de jouy prints were hand-painted by kimono artisans in Kyoto, Japan.
The Dior man hardly concedes flashy accessories, and in any case they are never gaudy. Despite the fact that there are very few bags on the runway, the continuous reinvention of the saddle bag and a capsule made up of a backpack, champagne holder, clutch bag and cabin luggage stand out, in collaboration with the luxury brand Rimowa, whose situation was detected three years ago from Lvmh.
The special collection that unites Dior and Rimowa presents the Dior Oblique logo and uses an innovative combination of anodizing procedures, in which the colors are accessible inside the aluminum film of the products, adding to the design a rich complexity of iridescent colors and durable, celebrating the material as the foundation of the collection.
In a continuous continuous even the classic taste shoes become transparent as if they were casts, bringing to light the treasures a timeless maison.