Typography and gold detailing shine in Dior Homme's latest capsule

Typography and gold detailing shine in Dior Homme's latest capsule

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Text: Andrea Sim

A prelude to Kris Van Assche's pillar of the Dior Homme fall/winter 2018 collection

It's easy to assume that Kris Van Assche is bored at Dior Homme. That the Belgian designer has riffed off youth culture season after season only to present a familiar mixtape of black suiting pumped up with red accents packaged with that louche attitude. But just because Van Assche's equivalent of a loudhailer is something of a green fur collar here and a monochrome pattern there, doesn't mean he hardly ventures off the beaten path. His fall/winter 2018 fare is prime example. He enlisted the know-how of the house's atelier — specifically, that of the womenswear domain — to refresh the men's attire, beginning with its blueprint.

First up is his reference to Christian Dior's atelier in the form of typography in Dior Homme's current Gold capsule — a prelude to the main collection due in stores in the later half of the year. It reads 'Christian Dior Atelier, 3 Rue De Marignan', overlapping each other in that rakish, Van Assche sort of way on shirts (seen above) and sneakers. The gold leitmotif in the shape of Dior's bee motif cameos on leather accessories and footwear too. See below.

Available at Dior Homme boutiques from April 2018. 

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