PARIS (REUTERS) – An enormous sculpture manufactured from pink and black flowers set the tone at Christian Dior’s catwalk present in Paris on Saturday (June 23) as new menswear designer Kim Jones stamped his type on the storied French label with a show of floral-inspired, ethereal seems to be.
To a booming techno-pop soundtrack, fashions clad in pastel blues and pinks, with occasional splashes of acid yellow, sauntered around the larger-than-life sculpture by New-York based mostly artist KAWS, identified for his teddy-like toys.
Singers Lenny Kravitz and Lily Allen and actors Robert Pattinson and Gwendoline Christie have been amongst celebrities hogging the entrance row on the hotly-anticipated present, which comes amid a interval of upheaval for menswear style.
British designer Jones, previously of LVMH stablemate Louis Vuitton, took the Dior job in March, in a merry-go-round of designer adjustments on the French conglomerate.
Top luxurious manufacturers want to renew their menswear providing and faucet right into a rising clientele drawn partially by a shift in direction of street-style, sportier seems to be.
Jones, identified for infusing this city edge into designs throughout his Vuitton tenure, together with by successful collaboration with skatewear model Supreme, took a barely completely different flip along with his Dior reinvention.
Models wore tailor-made fits paired with sneakers, in a nod to Jones’ streetwear credentials, however seems to be additionally referenced extra historically female kinds, with flower motifs showing on shiny raincoats and an array of delicate, see-through shirts.
The assortment broke with a darker, extra rock-and-roll type that had endured at Dior’s menswear collections since designer Hedi Slimane was on the helm within the early 2000s and introduced in sharp, slim-cut silhouettes.
Jones took his inspiration from the label’s founder Christian Dior, based on present notes, together with the designer’s love of nature.
The assortment additionally featured equipment lengthy related to the womenswear collections at Dior, equivalent to a purses formed as saddles, which fashions wore hooked up to belts or as saddle-style pockets stitched onto backpacks.