Dior Men presented its explosive latest collection – full of colours, fabrics, optic effects. It is a rather no gender collection, and we are not saying it just because we would very much like to wear every outfit of it. Sahariana jackets flared leather pants, high neck jumpers and impeccable suits with cartoonish belts fit both his and her wardrobes. This is a great point in favour of Kim Jones, whose aesthetic has no limits.
This is, after all, the future. We might be not able to take a walk among stars in the short period – as the models on the runways do so easily – but our style is going straight towards a genderless aesthetic, and many designers are proving it. In addition to that, our wardrobe will be more and more reasonless as well. Greenlight to layered looks: turtleneck with a shirt over it, with a cardigan over it, with a trench over it, because layering, when well balanced, is the quintessence of style.
Kim Jones’ futuristic aesthetic melts greatly with Kenny Scharf’s work, which comes directly from the 80s bringing its sci-fi cartoonish. His illustrations match perfectly well with Dior’s sartorial DNA, with great happiness by Kim Jones himself, who nurtures a great passion for the genre and the 80s in general.
The show was meant to hold in Beijing, with a real public and all the necessary to make it an iconic event. It was, in the end, online, with the sorrow of many, but after all, with such a beautiful collection, every kind of stage is fine.