With a palpable shift in the air, DIOR‘s most recent stride beckons the modern man into a realm of effortlessly chic denim. Riding high on the wave of their show-stopping collaboration with K-pop sensations Tomorrow x Together for the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, Kim Jones, DIOR’s menswear visionary, unravels his ode to the perennial favorite: denim.
The DIOR Denim line, set to grace storefronts come October 19th, entices with a spectrum of hues. From the rich indigos to muted grays and blacks, the collection is a tantalizing invitation for the modern man to embrace the familiar yet ever-evolving Canadian tuxedo. This isn’t merely a reintroduction of denim; it’s DIOR reimagining a classic with its distinctive flair.
Eco-consciousness remains front and center, with the collection championing eco-friendly cotton. And while one might ponder over the price tags, starting at a cool 750 euros for slim jeans and scaling up to 1,900 euros for a dapper overshirt, the meticulous craftsmanship and sheer luxury of the brand justify the indulgence.
Kim Jones’ reminisces of his youth, cloaked in Vans, jeans, and a Stüssy T-shirt, echo the universal sentiment. Denim, in its essence, encapsulates timeless allure. Jones’ affinity for vintage clothing shines through, and his acknowledgment of jeans as a cultural touchstone lends depth to this capsule.
Functionality dovetails with finesse, as evidenced by the carpenter jeans’ workwear-inspired stitching and the ingenious darts on back pockets. Yet, the quintessential DIOR essence is omnipresent. The iconic DIOR Oblique motif finds its rightful place on select linings, while leather patches elegantly embossed with the Dior logo elevate the pieces. Complementing the apparel, accessories like the B33 sneaker and the exquisitely crafted cream and navy weekender bag beckon the sartorially inclined.
This isn’t DIOR’s maiden foray into denim, though. The credit for introducing denim designs to DIOR’s menswear belongs to Hedi Slimane, the creative force behind DIOR Homme from 2000 to 2007. His spring 2003 collection served as the pioneering step.
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