Dior Homme debuted the collection in Paris to an audience including J-Hope, Eddie Redmayne, Robert Pattinson, Miss Fame, Adam DiMarco, David and Cruz Beckham and newest Global Ambassador, BTS star, Jimin.
A fusion of traditional and contemporary silhouettes were sent marching down the runway, including chunky lace up boots, crisp shirts, blazers, skirts, turtle necks, slacks and bomber jackets. The effortlessly tailored age old classics were showcased in Paris as actors Gwendoline Christie and Robert Pattinson recited “The Waste Land”, a poem by T.S. Eliot.
According to Dior, the inspiration for Jones for the collection are said to be the the great rivers of London and Paris. Here, the eddies and flows of the water reflect those showcased in Paris, in which flux, movement, ease and fluidity are central.
Clothes are hybridised and metamorphosed, worn in individual ways with the agency of the wearer. Androgynous yet masculine silhouettes on sprinkled across both the runway and red carpet, with textures like cavalry twill incorporated into pieces. Faux fur was also used (as seen on Pattinson) in an ethical quantum leap forward for luxury.
“The cycle of a fashion house is about regeneration and rejuvenation, just like the cycle of fashion itself. There is always something of the past in the present and future and Dior is no different. In this collection, we wanted to look at the regeneration of the house after the death of Mr Dior, and its rejuvenation with Yves Saint Laurent – his chosen heir – drawing a parallel in literature, through imagery and themes in the waste land. It’s where an old world meets a new one, in change and in flux.” – states Kim Jones, Artistic Director of Dior Collections.
Dior states: Garments are taken directly from the archive, transposed and transformed: the sailor top from themarineensemble designed by Christian Dior’s successor is loosened in cavalry twill and also becomes an elongated fisherman’s smock. The traditional vernacular language of knits is subverted through a sculptural approach to styling and draping together with a melding of tailoring. An effortlessness infuses all, belying the precision and complexity of a wardrobe that never looks over-complicated.
Images: Dior Presse
by Amanda Johnstone
About Jimin x Dior
The singer, dancer and songwriter Jimin of 21st century pop icon BTS is now a Dior global ambassador. This special bond seals, more than ever, his friendship with the house and Kim Jones, who had designed, in 2019, the stage outfits of his band BTS.