Paris Men’s Collections | Dior Homme: Fall 2016
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Kris Van Assche closed his 10 year old signature label last year but from the looks of the Dior Homme fall collection, he has fully immersed himself here as the brand’s Creative Director. What some may have seen as a bit uptight, the brand now has a sporty, streetwear edge that suits it perfectly. In true Dior fashion, the tailoring was impeccable just as Mr. Dior himself would expect. The only black hoody in the show included a black and white rose which just happens to be on the the founder’s fetish flowers. It was the perfect nod to the brand’s history joined with the style and trend of street wear today.
The freshness yet tightly controlled pieces included ribbon ties, giving the models an uber cool Colonial Saunders look and some of the thread embroideries on the suits and jeans could certainly put you in a DIY state of mind. The boots paired back to complete man of the ensembles were neither garish nor refined but somehow impeccably pulled it all together in a truly diverse way.
The outwear was exquisite and what a sight to see, we’re talking lightly quilted topcoats, worker style leather jackets, camel coats with detailing like you couldn’t imagine and parkas upgraded with the most luxurious cashmere. There isn’t a man alive who wouldn’t rock at least one of these pieces with the confidence of a millionaire. Outstanding would be the only way to describe something meant solely to keep you warm but could be your statement piece of the year.
The pants in the collection were also an excellent indication of the direction Van Assche intends to take the brand. There were gray areas to the trousers here. They were either radically wide or slim and tapered. With luxe fabrications and prints ranging from plaid to a seemingly haphazard stitching, they can easily be worn with solid colored shirts and printed sweaters just the same.