The New Dior Collection Screams Couture Heritage with A Twist

The Dior Men’s Winter 2019-2020 Collection is here, and it is dripping in the house of Dior’s couture heritage; shapes, techniques, materials, ethos. Kim Jones, the artistic director, examined the DNA of the fashion house, the man himself Christian Dior, as a gallerist of the avant-garde of his time. Hence, he injected his examination in this collection–giving it a twist by collaborating with the artist Raymond Pettibon. Drapery, architectural tailoring, a soft color palette, and de luxe haute couture materials are easy to spot here, such as cashmere, silk satin, and furs combined with high-gloss sheen.

The collaboration between Kim Jones and artist Raymond Pettibon results in drawings on prints, knits, jacquards, and hand-embroideries. A Mona Lisa-inspired figure is also making an appearance as a reference to classical art. The jewelry by Yoon Ahn is heavily inspired from Christian Dior’s personal obsessions and superstitious nature, resulting in mementos and charms worn like amulets and as charm bracelets.

The ultimate Dior icon, the saddle bag, is making an appearance in this men’s collection. Kim Jones gave it nylon and leopard pattern to spice things up, and worn as a cross-body, backpack, and also Dior’s signature cannage quilting.

The Dior celebration was also attended by celebrities wearing their best Dior attire.

Kate Moss
Lily Allen
Nick Robinson
Robert Pattinson
Colton Haynes

Once again, this Dior men’s collection is perfectly representing the DNA of Christian Dior, and it is quintessentially Parisian. Check the interview with Creative Director Kim Jones below,