For spring 2022, Kim Jones has dusted off Maison Dior’s precious archives, recovering some stylistic elements introduced in the 60s by creative director Marc Bohan, who succeeded Yves Saint Laurent.
Bohan’s dynamism and youthful spirit come back to life again on the animalier and floral prints, in bright and vibrant palettes. The line of continuity between Jones and Bohan is quite clear, not only because both are British designers. In the sketches of Bohan, as in those of Jones comes to light the will to impress a more sporty and functional character to a Maison traditionally more classic and refined.
“We reviewed all of his greatest successes and the things we liked to do the most in regenerating the Atelier Christian Dior,” Jones told to Fashion Network. “We looked at the different techniques we have adopted, such as floral motifs, and focused on Marc Bohan’s designs from the 1960s”.
In this regard, there are wide and comfortable pants, oversized sweaters, Eisenhower jackets on soft wool and nylon fabrics.
Maison Dior flourishes again thanks to the light and carefree style of a subtly American vibe. This effect is given by the baseball shirts and the black and grey jackets with the new logo Christian Dior Atelier, Paris Avenue Montaigne 47. Also peculiar are the accessories, as the reinterpretations of the Saddle leather bag with shoulder strap and the B30 sneakers.