Designed by creative director Kris Van Assche, the latest Dior Homme Autumn 2017 collection was presented in Tokyo, with an artistic, almost club-noir-type installation. In short, this is one collection that imbues fresh graphic elements with the classic Dior Homme wardrobe and silhouette.
There are three unique chapters in the line-up. In the first, a largely monochromatic palette meet touches of electric blue and red, and the hybrid word, “newave” is the key decorative motif. Wide-legged trousers are also key in this chapter. In the second, the classic Dior Homme black carpet collection gets an (even more) avant-garde touch – think wrinkled silk lapels, glinting embroidered bees across a tuxedo, and thread embroidery that lend suits a 3-D effect. In the final chapter, the “scream thread embroidery”, which was taken from the brand’s archives, places Monsieur Dior’s 1947 “rouge scream” on mohair suiting, denim, and outerwear. The newave and scream motifs also appear on accessories like backpacks, nylon shoppers, baseball caps and leather boots.