Set up in the barracks of the Republican Guard cavalry regiment, the collection was a “a dual tribute – to the reality of Dior, and the fantasy”, said the show notes.
For the clothing, Jones redefined the careful elegance that’s always been attached to the Dior Homme name. It’s not a far departure from what he’s done in the past but Jones really up the tailoring for Dior, a house frequently known for it’s sharp, flawless suits. Pastel colors, colorful flower patterns, loose-slouch cuts really defined the collection. Also, Jones didn’t stray too far from his signature sportswear-infused aesthetic which can be seen on the shorts, tanks, outerwear and on t-shirt in a dévoré Dior Oblique logo pattern worn baggy skater shorts.
Most strikingly, Jones found myriad ways to turn the house codes into covetable merch for the millennials: male versions of its best-selling Saddle bag, tiny John Galliano for Dio-era saddlebags, stylized CD belt buckle created by Matthew Williams, the designer behind the rising label Alyx, CD-logo stud earrings by Yoon Ahn, who recently joined the Dior team, based on a modernist logo used by Dior’s family in the Twenties.
Referencing the first M Dior boutique, Toile de Jouy prints bring a charming nostalgia to coats and other tailored separates.