It’s hard to believe that artistic director Kim Jones has only been at the helm of Dior Homme for three years. His latest effort is a welcome return to classic Dior.
Dior’s Spring 2022 is presented to the world via a short video, models wandering a room adorned in varsity jackets, cable-knits and nylon windbreakers. The apparel rendered in creams, mossy greens, baby pinks, greys and chocolate browns is a clear reference to the label’s past. And necessarily, Jones has kept one foot in the present. The sporty yet casual silhouettes hint towards streetwear while retaining a fluidity and whimsy.
Significantly, the pieces appear sturdy and built to last, an increasingly important factor in the fashion industry’s gradual move towards sustainability. There’s an air of utility in many of the pieces, with reversible shearling/quilted leather bomber jackets and branded, belted saddlebags.
Stand out pieces include wide-legged pleated trousers and a leopard-print motif that references Dior’s debut collection, reimagined in accessories and knitwear. Florals hark back to the founder’s love of gardens, the overall muted colour palette merging the natural with the urban.
Previous Dior collabs under Kim Jones’ tenure have included the likes of KAWS, Daniel Arsham, Judy Blame, Amoako Boafo, Kenny Scharf and Peter Doig. This latest collection definitely feels like a breath of fresh air after some more ostentatious forays.
Check out some of the looks below:
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