Kim Jones’ first collection for Dior Men was simply outstanding. How he artfully and playfully re-energized the menswear line with a dash of soft elegance, feminine and street wear influences, as well as some of Dior’s most iconic accessories—the saddle bag, of course—showcases just how good he is in respecting the house’s codes while also bringing them into the present day. That masterful approach was also present in Dior Men’s summer 2019 capsule collection. Interestingly, Jones commissioned the services of KAWS, an artist known primarily for designer toys, to re-imagine Dior’s iconic bee and the Dior name itself in a playful way. He also revisited a 17th century Japanese embroidery technique called boro and applied it to jeans, shirts and blousons with colored threads that are left intentionally visible. Naturally, the saddle bag completes the range, in addition to other accessories such as belts with buckles designed by Matthew Williams of ALYX, jewelry by Yoon of Ambush and a KAWS bee in pink or yellow crystal-studded pins to add a touch of fun to any outfit.
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