Dior Homme Spring 2019
It's a dapper flower display at Dior.
Kim Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011 and built his career around emulating streetwear into something high fashion, at his debut Dior Homme show he managed to capture the perfect collaboration between the two.
At Dior, it is important to include immaculate tailoring, decadent silhouettes, and timelessness. While you can’t expect male garments to have the same hourglass effect as women designs, Jones has attempted to entrench those aesthetics into his collection. Like, if loose fit women’s suits are attempting to emulate male designs, Jones’ suits are imitating the female interpretation of men’s fashion.
Although, Jones has expressed that he’d prefer to call the collection "romantic" rather than feminine, and this is in line with the changing ethos in male fashion that frees men from the constraints of macho bravado.
Towering over the runway was a gigantic flower sculpture by American artist KAWS, and the guest list was the who's who of Hollywood.
As more designers are referencing streetwear it’s still vital for brands like Dior to age gracefully, Jones merged a happy relationship between the two by mixing tennis shows, baggy skater shorts, with classic suits, blazers, and trench-like coats.
The colour pallet is a delectable swirl of pink, blue, grey; pastels and laid-back floral, these colours create the effect of a dreamlike spring sunset.
Kim Jones’ debut collection has done what designers ought to do, make something approachable and simultaneously luxurious, the perfect fashion contradiction.
Words by Faye Couros
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