Backstage With Kim Jones at Dior SS23
Kim Jones discusses the inspiration behind this collection, calling it a “sequel” to his previous Paris show.
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Dior’s SS23 men’s collection invites everyone to embark on a journey through space and time, unfolding the personal stories that has been the fundamental basis of the house’s designs for many years. This season connects the present with the past through post-impressionist works by British Painter Duncan Grant that informed the subtle quilted coats, emblematic bar jacket in semi-transparent silk organza. This collection focuses on adventurous chic, bringing luxury to the outdoor adventures. Thibo Denis creates a set of multifunctional footwear that include an elevated rainproof hiking boot.
The collection takes inspiration from the natural surroundings of the garden, including floral based sweaters and muted, earth tones for classic staples like the Dior Saddle bag. The house’s iconic emblem are seen evidently on the accessories such as the camper water bottle. When speaking about the collection, Jones tells HYPEBEAST in an exclusive quote,
“In many ways, this is a sequel to the last Paris show. Although this time a parallel is drawn between the lives of Christian Dior and the Bloomsbury Group artist Duncan Grant, particularly through their gardens. The idea of utility is increased in the clothing and accessories, predominantly in the bags and shoes. The atelier together with Mystery Ranch – the technical, outdoor brand, revered for its work with the rescue services – produces new, practical, compartmentalized leather rucksacks and belt bags for the collection. Some of the most technically accomplished shoes are also produced this season; A new, ‘warped cannage’ sandal, is made as a single piece from 80 per cent recycled rubber. As are the rubber injected boots, also produced as a single piece without joins. Each is a feat of technical engineering not usually achieved at a fashion house.”
Take a look above at the first look backstage images at Dior’s SS23 show.
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