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The return of Dior’s CD Diamond motif

The return of Dior’s CD Diamond motif

After the return of the highly-coveted Dior Oblique motif, Kim Jones looks to venerable achievements of Marc Bohan once again by reviving the long-forgotten CD Diamond motif.

First designed by Marc Bohan — where the graphic creation first debuted in Dior’s 1974 Spring/Summer collection, providing the prologue for menswear the following year — the CD Diamond motif receives a modern interpretation under the helm of Kim Jones. Blown up to sizeable proportion, the 2022 rendition imparts a hint of maximalism without losing the innate classiness Dior is endowed with.

Painted in three neutral colours including Dior grey, black and coffee, the hand-sketched pattern is masterfully crafted in Dior’s Italian workshops and presented in an all-over pattern upon a cotton toile — using silkscreen technique. The CD Diamond motif now makes its way to an array of iconic Dior pieces the likes of the Saddle bag, the Dior Hit the Road backpack and the Dior Lock briefcase.

Along with the Marc Bohan-designed pattern, the Oblique tuxedo suit is also part of the highlights of the Summer 2022 men’s collection. Perfectly blending Dior’s exquisite tailoring with Kim Jones’ contemporary vision, the creative director hits the refresh button by reworking the archival creation into designs that fit into the ever-changing fashion scene — fusing sportswear, workwear and military fashion with Dior’s house codes.

Discover more about the Dior pieces in CD Diamond canvas here.