Designer and creative director, Kim Jones presents Dior Men’s, Pre-fall 2019, a special show held in Tokyo. Described as ‘reference and revolution,’ the show pays homage to Japan and the house of Dior. In fact, the original couturier of the house, Christian Dior has a long history of taking inspiration from the country and injecting it into his work at Dior. In his sophomore showing for Dior, Kim Jones takes inspiration from Christian Dior and the enduring appeal of haute couture. The collection investigates a conversation between western traditions of tailoring and the Japanese kimono, a garment that sensuously wraps the body in cloth.
For this collection, Kim Jones also collaborates with artist, Hajime Sorayama. In addition to a collection of accessories combining his images with the ‘Dior Oblique’ canvas, Sorayama also devised the show décor, including a monolith centerpiece of an idealized female figure. This is a collection that embodies the concept of optimistic futurism. From materials to set and accessories, Kim Jones and Hajime Sorayama present a compelling and invigorating peek into the future of Dior.
Explore the full collection, special guests and more, below.