[Fashion – Menswear]
Dior showed off their new designs of the Dior Homme Spring Summer 2016 collection with a fashion show at the contemporary, indoor ‘Jardin à la Française’ which was filled with 2,000 fée des neiges flowering white rosebushes, embedded in wooden parquet flooring.
With the new Spring Summer 2016 collection, the journey of the man of flowers continues, emerging from his winter world of evening formality and the opera house, to the bright sunshine and colour of summer. The Dior man is the contemporary embodiment of a new, haute bourgeois world; a figure who playfully subverts the rules of masculine dress while at the same time upholding their traditions.
“In this collection, the dialogue with Christian Dior continues in a more abstract way,” says Kris Van Assche, Creative Director of Dior Homme. “There is an insistence on the ‘Frenchness’ of Dior, both the man and the house, and what that symbolises. At the same time, the collection could be seen as an exploration of sportswear; from its traditional roots to its contemporary incarnation.”
The approach to silhouette, colour and decoration of this masculine wardrobe is taken from various signs and symbols of contemporary dress, with inspiration also coming from military uniform and the stratified history of sportswear.
From the colouration of military uniforms – the orange interior of the MA1 bomber jacket to khaki camouflage patterning and naval blues – to the more gentlemanly Argyll knits and hunting checks of traditional sporting garments. Dior Homme’s ‘grand maison’ approach to sportswear; sees the contemporary and the traditional playfully mixed and their codes subverted. In this collection, the street, the classic and the couture all become one, metamorphosing and subverting ideas associated to each.
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