As Creative Director Kim Jones teamed up with artist Daniel Arsham to create his spring look for the year ahead, they reworked the classic Dior suit with an architectural edge.
Since joining the Maison in March 2018, British fashion designer Kim Jones has been working to make his own mark on the legacy of Dior. And for Spring/Summer 2020, the Creative Director of the menswear department of the French fashion house reworked the iconic Dior suit, aiming to make it more accessible for the modern Millenial man.
On both the collection and the design, Jones called in the aid of American artist Daniel Arsham who is known for his work that combines the medium of fine art, architecture and performance – his first collaboration with the brand since 2011.
Referencing the designer’s work, the Dior Homme set (created by Arsham) mimicked an archaeological site featuring crumbling sculptures against a pink sand setting – and the ‘Future Relics’ collection followed.
Of the 50 looks, the show opened with the new takes on the suit – sky blues with silky lapel detail that look like waves hitting the sand with lily of the valley brooches. Elsewhere white, cream and beiges were layered, mimicking the aesthetic of an archaeologist on site and flair came with orange patterns over all-white, sheer chic and faded newspaper prints documenting the era.
See more of the looks we loved above.