Kim Jones presents the Men’s Dior 2020 collection in Paris. We were offered a few notions to consider for the collection: the idea of memory and nostalgia – the relic, the idea of investigation and the history of creation. The currency of memory. It’s no wonder then Jones collaborated for this collection with renown American artist, Daniel Arsham whose works address the sublimity of space, decay, and process. Jones has previously collaborated with artists KAWS and Hajime Sorayama to commission works for the Dior men’s shows.
Another new collaboration this season is with luxury luggage brand, Rimowa. A unique capsule collection featuring a backpack, champagne case, clutch and cabin suitcases are rendered in the iconic Rimowa aluminum grooves overlaid with a colorful anodizing process which ties back to the colorful ready-to-wear collection.
Jones, in his quest to continually redefine the epitome of luxury through the lens of Dior, presents an understated and elegant vision for spring/summer 2020. The color palette of the collection is comprised of many soft pastels, pinks, neutral grays, and touches of Klein blue. An ombre effect on bomber details and stoles reinforces the dynamic approach to process, time, and memory working its way through the collection. The opening look is a suit adorned with a scarf. When placed over the lapel it creates an elegant evening look.
Arsham’s redesign of the Dior logo by adding his signature cracks and crystals blends seamlessly onto knitwear and shirting. The history of the brand is honored and reimagined by the archival newspaper print that John Galliano famously debuted in the Hobo chic collection in 2000. This appears on sheer bombers, shirts, and more. It’s hard to ignore the sharp tailoring and cuts on coats and suits while pants are cut with a straight, more loose approach. One thing not to miss is the sueded crocodile which appears on a bomber and jumpsuit in an understated and elegant light gray.
Explore the full collection below. Images courtesy of Dior.