DIOR HOMME SUMMER 19 MENSWEAR REVIEW

 

KIM JONES KEPT US IN ANTICIPATION DAYS BEFORE THE SHOW BY POSTING CELEBRITY FRIENDS HOLDING KAWS BFF, BY THE CREATIVE WORK OF BRIAN DONNELLY. THE BFF WERE SEEN WEARING BLACK WOOL DIOR SUITS OR DENIM JEANS/ JACKET AND I CAN’T HELP BUT WANT MY VERY OWN. JONES IS DEFINITELY WITH THE TIMES AND ADORES CONTEMPORARY ART AND CREATIVES, SEEN DIRECTLY WITH HIS CLOSE FRIEND DONNELLY AND COLLABORATION WITH JEWELLERY DESIGNER YOON AMBUSH FOR THE HOMME COLLECTION.

 

JONES’ THOUGHTS ON KAWS:

“EVERYONE LOVES HIS WORK, THEY UNDERSTAND IT, IT’S EASY, IT’S GREAT. SO I COMMISSIONED HIM TO DO THE BEE AND ALSO THE SET FOR THE SHOW”

AS MANY DO, FOR JONES’ FIRST COLLECTION HE LOOKED AT OLD ARCHIVES OF CHRISTIAN DIOR AND MONSIEUR DIOR HIMSELF, THROUGH THE PRIVATE LIFE OF M. DIOR/ THE REALITY OF IT AND THE CREATIVE/FANTASY. COUTURE PAVED THE WAY FOR DIFFERENT MATERIALS, NOTED IS THE ‘TOILE DE JOUY’ THE WALLPAPER CHOSEN BY DIOR FOR IT’S ORIGINAL BOUTIQUE AT AVENUE MONTAIGNE. AN INSPIRATION PLACED WITHIN THE COLLECTION.

 

 

 

A FUSION OF MASCULINE AND FEMININE WITH SOFTER SHAPES FOR THE GARMENTS, ROUND SHOULDERS, SLASHED COWL PLACED AT THE BACK OF SHIRTS TO REVEAL THE NAPE OF THE NECK!

A NEW DIOR JACKET! I REPEAT A NEW DIOR JACKET! ENTITLED THE ‘TAILLEUR OBLIQUE’ THAT WRAPS AROUND THE WEARER IN A DIAGONAL LINE, PRESENTED IN SHADES OF SOFT PINK, BROWN, BLACK AND NAVY BLUE.  AS WELL AS STRAP DOUBLE BREASTED SUITS IN WHITE, SOFT PINK, BLACK AND MY FAVOURITE COLOUR OF THEM ALL YELLOW, ALSO SEEN ON BELLA HADID! I WAS OBSESSING OVER EVERY IG POST OF HER IN IT.

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SUITS PAIRED WITH PINK, WHITE AND GREY TRAINERS MIXING SPORTSWEAR WITH COUTURE AS JONES ADDS A NEW TRANSPARENT STYLE TO THE DIOR OBLIQUE CANVAS, INCLUDING DESERT STYLE BOOTS AND TRAINERS WITH JACQUARD-WOVEN LACES. ALL I NEED IS THE TRANSPARENT TRAINERS IN A UK SIZE 6 AND I’M A HAPPY GIRL!

CAPS ALERT! A COLLABORATION WITH BRITISH MILLINER STEPHEN JONES WHO CREATED A SPORTSWEAR INSPIRED BASEBALL CAP FOR DIOR, IN BLACK, THE PRINTS OF TOILE DE JOUY AND ECRU (A COLOUR OF UNBLEACHED LINEN OR SILK SO A LIGHT BEIGE OR FAWN AND YES I HAD TO GOOGLE THAT – YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY). THE THREE CAPS WENT SO WELL WITH EACH OUTFIT AND THE METAL ‘CD’ BUCKLE BY MATTHEW WILLIAMS GAVE THE CAPS A CONTEMPORARY FEEL, ALONG WITH A SADDLE BAG REFERENCE PLACED AT THE BACK OF THE HATS.

 

WITH A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ACCESSORIES, YOON CREATED JEWELLERY USING A MODERNISED SYMBOL OF CHRISTIAN DIOR’S INITIALS TAKEN FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE FAMILY, WHICH MAKES IT FEEL SO PERSONAL AND UNIQUE. RANGING FROM CHOKERS, BRACELETS, EARRINGS, RINGS, PINS AND EVEN PHONE CASES, AND WITH THE HIDDEN SECRET OF TIE-AND-DYE KEY-CHAINS AND SCENTS INSPIRED BY BOBBY, CHRISTIAN DIOR’S DOG (HOW CUTE)

  • NEW DESIGN ELEMENTS – REVERSE SUITS EXPOSING STRIPPED LINING AND OVERLAYS OF SPORTSWEAR ORGANZA I BELIEVE. ALLOWING YOU TO SEE THE INSIDE OF THE JACKETS AND TRANSFORMING COUTURE RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES.
  • I CANNOT IGNORE THE FAMOUS, NEW AND IMPROVED SADDLE BAG FOR MEN IN FOUR STYLES, CROSS-BODY, BELT-BAG, FLAP-BAG AND BACKPACK! LITERALLY GIVING YOU ESSENTIAL BAGS THAT EVERYONE NEEDS IN THEIR BAG COLLECTION.

 

REFERENCE TO BEE’S FROM MR DIOR’S MEMOIRS (I’M REALLY STARTING TO FEEL LIKE PART OF THE FAMILY) AS HE COMPARED HIS ‘PETITES MAINS’ TO WORKER BEES IN HIS ATELIER

“THIS IS WHEN THE THOUSAND HANDS THAT SHAPE, CUT AND BASTE SPRING INTO ACTION… FROM MY STUDIO CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE YOUNG APPRENTICES, THE AVENUE MONTAIGNE BEEHIVE COMES TO LIFE” – MR DIOR  

SEEN EMBROIDERED ON A TULLE BOMBER JACKET, SINGLY OR A SWARM ON SHIRTS AND KEY-CHAINS IN THE COLLECTION, SUCH ADORABLE MOTIFS MIGHT I ADD.

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I LOVE EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF THIS COLLECTION , THE CREATIVE PROCESS FROM KAWS, YOON AMBUSH, AND STEPHEN JONES, HAS BEEN EXECUTED IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY AND I’M HERE FOR IT. MR KIM JONES HAS DEFINITELY MADE EVERYONE PROUD ESPECIALLY THE HOUSE OF DIOR, LOOKING BACK AT OLD ARCHIVES IS ALWAYS A GREAT IDEA AND I LOVE HOW CLOSE TO HOME IT FELT! AS I SAID BEFORE I LITERALLY FEEL LIKE PART OF THE FAMILY AND AFTER WATCHING THE LIVE STREAM AND SEEING ALL THE GARMENTS, SET DESIGN AND ACCESSORIES I AM PART OF THE FAMILY, NOW ALL I NEED IS THE DESIGNS IN MY WARDROBE,

 

THANK YOU JONES!

 

#STARSINDIOR

 

 

 

 

 

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