It is a dreamland covered with cotton candy pink sand, where four eroded letters forming “Dior” took the centre stage – signalling the start of the Dior Summer 2020 show.
A collaboration between Dior Men’s creative director Kim Jones and American artist Daniel Arsham, this show is an anticipation of the future – taking a cue from Arsham’s “Future Relic” series.
Resonating with the consummate skill of Monsieur Dior himself, Kim Jones continues to showcase his longing for an immaculate cut. The satin sash, which is the calling card of Jones, is still prevailing on the single and double-breasted suits.
Whether it is left trailing or finished by wrapping one side of the suit, all of them were paired with clean-looking hiking boots.
On the other hand, the crumbled plaster aesthetics in the works of Daniel Arsham transposes to the accessories – most notably the Dior Saddle bag and a structured box bag. The collection also pays tribute to the newspaper print in the 2000 Dior Haute Couture show designed by John Galliano, which is visible in the variations of the Saddle bag and some of its bomber jacket.
Elsewhere, saying the embroidered organza bomber on a par with couture piece is no overstatement. Inspired by Arsham’s raked-sand installations, the embroidery is entirely hand-crafted, which shows Kim Jones’s love for translating couture to ready-to-wear.
To quench the thirst of bag lovers, Dior Men has also teamed up with Rimowa for the first time ever to create a series of exquisite arm candies and luggage. The collaboration yields a backpack, a champagne case, a hand case, a clutch and a cabin suitcase, adorned in the motif of Dior Oblique.
Click through the gallery below to see the exclusive fitting images from the Dior Men Summer 2020 collection.
Fittings image by © Jackie Nickerson.