Dior Homme Pre-Fall 2019 - futurism as the main theme
The country forms a fitting showcase for the sophomore show of Dior men’s creative director Kim Jones for Pre-Fall 2019: the House debuts a menswear collection in the metropolis of Tokyo for the first time.
Kim Jones draws on the hypermodern reality of Japanese culture today. He chooses to explore not the historical myth of Japan but its modern actuality, referencing both the country’s storied past and its often-imagined future. The collection is a symbiosis of the traditional and the new, merging couture methodology with cutting-edge technology to create a fresh hybrid.
Tailoring is streamlined and utilitarian, drawing on the idea of uniforms but eschewing uniformity. A trio of essential Dior elements - houndstooth tweed, the color pink and the pantere print - are expounded, each manipulated and rediscovered. Panthere is water colored; houndstooth tweed is specially-woven to appear distressed and age-worn, evocative of an imagined heritage; and Dior’s signature rose intensifies to the sakura-pink shade of Japanese cherry-blossom. It is combined with an entire palette of the pearl grays synonymous with Dior.
Jones' chic ensembles spotlight robotic fashion in the most sophisticated way. In an attempt to communicate relentless futurism, some of the silhouettes are made of "metallic textiles that feature iridescent properties." Others embrace a sophisticated silver and greyscale. In addition, Dior's Pre-Fall 2019's robotic fashion outfits feature illustrations by Hajime Sorayama.
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