Kim Jones has crafted a defined vision at Dior Men. If his debut collection offered a refreshing revamp on the men’s universe of the house of Dior—complete with a soft palette of pastels and florals, relaxed tailoring and precious fabrications—, his subsequent collections featured darker and more grounded themes. The latest autumn/winter 2019 showing seemed almost like a 180-degree turnaround from spring/summer 2019. Yet, throughout all three, it remains clear that Jones’ focus is on Dior’s couture know-how and applying that to modern menswear.
The application is easy to miss with the array of eye-catching accessories and more casual pieces that were put forth for autumn/winter 2019. It’s in the tailoring, specifically, the precise draping of satin that extend around the wearer’s frame, that echoes the couture technique of moulage. In some pieces, they’re crafted to be completely reversible; a perfect example of how the inner workings of couture should be as perfect as the outside.
And with such high levels of craftsmanship behind each piece, Kim Jones’ Dior Men should be felt, touched and experienced first-hand. To have a greater understanding of how much thought and engineering goes behind the tailoring at Dior Men, watch the brief video below (English subtitles are available). Every stitch is precise, and every detail considered to create a perfectly tailored garment that’s only possible with decades of experience.
Take a look at the gallery above to see photos of some of the key looks and details of the Dior Men autumn/winter 2019 collection before they made their runway debut. And read our review of the show live from Paris.