Dior: Heritage Meets Modernity
Feature by Vanessa De Lutiis
The world of menswear was blooming on Friday 30th November, when Dior Men’s Artistic Director, Kim Jones, launched his sophomore collection for the French house at the Pre-Fall 2019 runway show in Tokyo.
Jones’ designs were presented in a dome-shaped establishment, centred by a 39-and-a-half-foot statue of a silver robot by Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama, which may have served to symbolise the “hypermodern reality of Japanese culture today” – Jones’ key inspiration.
Amongst a neutral colour palette of black, grey and white, peppered with dashes of blue, brown and metallics, Jones presented styles ranging from monogram silk shirts with cherry blossom accents, to debonair houndstooth suits with posh askew blazers. The room was brimming with Jones’ vision, and the crowd was left in awe.
View the time lapse video for the making of right here.