Dior Homme releases an eveningwear edit for the bad boy bourgeoisie


Text: Andrea Sim

Not your average black-tie affair

While the fashion clime has been infiltrated with winds of change and the sentiment of rule breaking more so than ever in the past year, artistic director Kris Van Assche has always made sure that his Dior boys coloured outside the lines. Taking Monsieur Dior's classicist sentiments and synthesizing it with the spunk and soul of your downtown skater boys, the Belgian designer's latest Black Carpet collection, in a nutshell, couldn't be further apart from the run-of-the-mill eveningwear selection.

Channeling the blue-blooded beau monde of yore with tuxedos cut from storied hound's tooth and Prince of Wales checks, spring 2017's visual leitmotif of paint splatters rises to the occasion, inspiring the decorous dandy to rebel to the tune of urbane street cultures. Doubling up on the attitude are intentionally creased white shirting and 'imperfectly marked' smoking jackets — forming just the complete set the bad boy bourgeoisie needs to step up to the black carpet.

Dior Homme releases an eveningwear edit for the bad boy bourgeoisie (фото 1)
As Van Assche shared, "The idea of the Black Carpet was to convey the energy and rebel attitude of the runway collection on a capsule collection of eveningwear, while playing with the embellishment codes and the know-how of Dior. Reworking the evening suit by pushing it in more extreme interpretations."

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The Dior Homme Black Carpet capsule is part of the upcoming spring 2017 season.