The Dior Homme Spring 2015 collection resonates like the coming together of several musical movements — New Wave, which originated in London in the late 70s; New Beat, created in Belgium in the mid-80s; and electronic music– with looks exuding a strong sense of identity, a mix of black and fluorescent highlights.
Kris Van Assche, Creative Director of Dior Homme, has interpreted these stylistic references in a spirit of elegance and modernity. The fluorescence is reflected in satin piping, in emphasizing the top-stitched pockets, and in becoming embroidery. Radio frequency bands playfully draw modulating lines on shirts and t-shirts, while a graphic print gives rhythm to the silhouette. The palette of blacks, blues and greys is lit up by white, technical green, yellow, blue and bright red. The silhouette suggests new trouser and shirt sleeve lengths, with slightly cropped jackets and blousons. The look is dynamic and bold, with luxury and modernity echoing to the same beat.
For the Spring 2015 collection, Dior Homme collaborates once again with the creative duo M/M Paris on a catalogue, conceived as an imaginary territory of expression for the house. “Today, men identify with communities of thought or style. A Dior Homme collection shows a group in which each member can play a leading role,” explains M/M Paris. “Since our first collaboration, for the Fall 2013 collection, this group has traversed and created new imaginary territories season after season.”
For Spring 2015, an urbanized world serves as the setting for the collection designed by Van Assche and photographed by Karim Sadli. “We designed modular seating so that the group can both ‘pose’ and ‘find refuge.’ These stools can be adjusted in endless ways, their design echoing contemporary urban architecture. By combining them, we are constructing interior and exterior spaces.”
The new collection will be available in store from November 15th with an exclusive installation by M/M Paris.