To mark his ten years at Dior Homme, Kris van Assche relies on the know-how of the house workshop located at 3, Rue de Marignan in the 8th district of paris. His reflections on the process and proportions form the basis of this summer 2018 collection: the learned deconstruction and then the reconstruction of the Dior Homme costume creates impeccably controlled volume effects.
Carved in black wool ottoman, a sculpted and close-fitting blazer inspires many variations, becoming in turn a long summer coat, a jacket without back or sleeves, and a tailcoat. The base of a dior man jacket is cut to turn into a polo shirt or shirt, or attached directly to the waist of a wide pants creating an urban trompe l’oeil. As an echo in the transition to adulthood, college details merge with the basics of tailoring: a jacket with bomber sleeves, a logo emblazoned with laurel branches printed on a sweater, or mesh with argyle patterns worn with naive Gothic jewelery.
Mounting points and stitching are used as ornaments, while a monochromatic ribbon displaying the workshop address appears along with the workshop logo, in detail on hooded coats and on the Bags in grained nappa. Ribbed edges and sportswear stripes are among the other flagship details. Drawn portraits, hooded silhouettes and dark orchids bring touches of cyan and yellow to a palette worn by vermilion red, burgundy, camel and sky blue. A feeling of innocence emanates from a summer atmosphere, which marks the fusion of sportswear and tailoring.