On Your Next Night Out – Let Your Clothes Do the Talking
“The first time you start to go out and get into trouble. It’s very street in a way,” says Van Assche, Creative Director at Dior Homme. “I like this idea of young guys dressing up for the first time. When you become aware of how you dress can make a difference with the girls.”
The first bit of the collection was meant to represent the DNA of Dior, most notably the signature black suit and white shirt. “There’s a lot being said about the suit being over, but I’m totally convinced it’s not. It’s just a question of making the right proposals.” Van Assche presented his new ideas with all manner of inventive tailoring. Tailored suiting was deconstructed and left open in the back, twisted into tailcoats, or shown with sleeves tied around the waist of trousers.
While other pieces were assembled with fragments of various garments; like the sleeves of a suit jacket attached to the lower half of a polo shirt, or the waistband of suit trousers. Sleeveless jackets were paired with nothing but tiny shorts, and a punk hybrid-sneaker was shown with almost every look. Bomber jackets commanded the runway and were printed with portraits of men in hoodies or white orchids painted by French artist François Bard.
The closing of the show carried a strong varsity influence, inspired by kids combining their school uniforms with adult clothes. Sweatshirts and accessories featured a traditional collegiate wreath emblazoned with the words “Paris” and the title of the show, “Latenight Summer”. The striped knits, sweatshirts, and varsity jackets added up to a whole new cool kid uniform. The rebellious bad boy vs. the guy you to take home to dad – why not both?
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