Staged at Garde Républicaine, the Spring/Summer 2019 and Kim Jones’ debut for Dior Homme was a fresh mix of the couture heritage with a well-given dose of street credibility. Remembering Jones’ history-making Supreme collaboration during his time at Louis Vuitton, many already anticipated an inclusion of the streetwear theme in the presentation.
A soft colour palette set the tone of the SS19 collection and one did recognise that Jones actually turned to the women’s couture history of the brand for inspiration, resulting in slim fit styles and a refined selection of materials and pattern.
Also a few days prior to the show, Jones revealed the collaboration with artist KAWS and explained that he thinks KAWS is one of this generation’s most important creative figures: “Everyone loves his work, they understand it, it’s easy, it’s great. So I commissioned him to do the bee and also the set for the show.”
The artists’ signature work rang throughout the collection, in the keychains hung on new bags to bumblebee patches – a new interpretation of the brands iconic mascot.
Noteworthy was also the towering, 10-meter tall BFF statue made with 70,000 peonies and roses, modified as Christian Dior and his dog.
Before the actual presentation, Jones has once again taken to social media to tease his partnership with KAWS and dropped a mini photo shoot series with Bella Hadid, Kate Moss, ASAP Rocky and others posing with the BFF plush toy but we still wait to learn whether or not the pink BFF is set to be dropped for the public.
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