A Closer Look at Dior Homme SS19 by Kim Jones

Not to sound cliché, but if we are to quote an Old English wedding rhyme to describe Dior Homme SS19 by Kim Jones, it would be ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue‘.

Something old—To pay tribute to the founder of the world-famous brand, the British designer utilized the Dior archive.

Something new—Streetwear (a style Kim Jones is famously known for) was aplenty. From caps to sneakers, even to the re-interpretation of the iconic Saddle bag, it’s very NOW.

Something borrowed—To create a remarkable show, Kim Jones collaborated with a number of creative people: Brian Donnelly aka KAWS, jewelry designer Yoon Anh, Matthew Williams of 1017 Alyx 9SM who made the metal buckles, and milliner Stephen Jones.

Something blue—Pastel blue, blue Toile de Jouy, and a super sleek oblique navy blue suit were nothing short of outstanding.

On second thought, don’t you think some pieces from the collection can be worn on your wedding day? It is just so impeccably chic!

Here’s a closer look at Dior Homme SS19 by Kim Jones, his very first collection as artistic director of the French maison’s menswear line.

Soft Tailored Menswear

Tailoring worthy of royalty is synonymous to Dior. And what better way to present this than to have a literal royalty, Prince Nikolai of Denmark, open the show.

Sheer Elegance

This clever layering of sheer organza pants over slim fit shorts is very modern. We, people living in the tropics, are here for it 100%.

Logomania

There is no sign of stopping the logomania trend. This tank top with overall monogram pattern is in our wishlist.

Toile de Jouy

Would you believe this is Christian Dior’s wallpaper? It can be found in his original boutique in the Avenue Montaigne.

Feminine Touches

“Translating a quintessentially feminine couture identity into a masculine idiom,” said the show notes. This is most particularly evident in this look. From the dusty pink coat to the soft pleated shorts.

The Oblique Double-Breasted Suit

For your wedding day consideration. This suit references one of Mr. Dior’s early works, which he called the ‘Oblique’.

The Saddle Bag

For the very first time, the brand’s famous Saddle bag is made for men. The bag is available in black and taupe belt-bags, cross-body, and backpacks.

Botanical Garden

This reimagined floral print from Dior’s archive. They were taken from the ceramics found in Dior’s personal collection.

Milliner Stephen Jones worked with Matthew Williams of 1017 Alyx 9SM who made the metal buckles.

Bee Buzz

Jones, the former Louis Vuitton Men’s Artistic Director, teamed up with New York-based artist Kaws (real name Brian Donnelly), on reimagining the house’s signature emblem: the bee.

Modern Fabrics

Plastic is fantastic. Jones created a similar piece during his tenure at Louis Vuitton (specifically Spring/Summer 2018), but this reimagined shirt still surprised us.

What do you think of Dior Homme SS19 by Kim Jones? Is it a hit or miss? Let us know in the comments.

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