Dior Homme's Fall/Winter 2024-2025 show was nothing short of a star-studded affair, casting a spotlight on the intersection of high fashion and A-list celebrities. The front row, graced by luminaries like Dior Ambassador HAERIN from NewJeans, actor Jung Hae-in, rapper Yeonjun, racing icon Lewis Hamilton, heartthrob Aron Piper, and many more, set the stage for an unforgettable experience.
Dior's menswear collection for this season unfolded like a carefully curated wardrobe, offering a diverse range from polished formal ensembles to effortlessly chic casual looks. The runway opened with a statement—a short-legged, zipped-up romper paired with a grey overcoat, and a distinctive beret-headwrap hybrid featuring knots on each side. A touch of elegance with a dash of uniqueness.
This distinctive headpiece became a recurring motif throughout the collection, blending seamlessly with a series of finely tailored looks in neutral tones. A subtle burst of colour adorned socks and accessories, a playful nod to Jones' previous ventures into neon hues. The collection also featured kimono-inspired pieces, meticulously crafted by skilled artisans in Japan, adding a global touch.
Kim Jones took us on a global exploration this season, presenting everything from a bathrobe-inspired jacket to creatively cut suits, including a striking maroon-coloured jacket. A double-denim ensemble cinched at the waist with a belt and adorned with a chunky silver necklace, emerged as a standout moment.
The spotlight also shone on capes, emerging as the new jacket trend—a trendsetter move by Dior. The influence of ballet legends Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev was palpable. Kim Jones, paying homage to his personal connection with Nureyev through his uncle Colin Jones (a former Royal Ballet dancer), seamlessly blended the worlds of fashion and ballet. The collection reflected the dualities of Nureyev's life—onstage flamboyance and offstage discipline.
The debut of Dior Men’s Couture line marked a significant moment, mirroring the practicality of ready-to-wear with the extravagance of haute couture. Footwear and accessories echoed the essence of two contrasting worlds—functional yet luxurious, a delicate dance of practicality and opulence.
This collection holds a personal touch for Kim Jones, drawing inspiration from his family's history and the collaboration between his uncle, Colin Jones, and ballet maestro Rudolf Nureyev. It's a luxurious interpretation of a ballet dancer's aesthetic, with ballet flats, crumpled berets, and A-line shorts defining the offering.
The grand finale was a couture capsule, a culmination of seasons of anticipation. Crystal-embellished knit cardigans and opulently adorned kimonos added a touch of theatricality. Jones dared to dream beyond conventional norms, reaching a pinnacle with Debussy gown-inspired embellishments on transparent blouses and matching sets.
Rooted in personal narratives and familial connections, this collection stands as a tribute to the contrasting facets of a dancer's life, where the flamboyance of haute couture meets the authenticity of ready-to-wear. Dior transformed fashion into an immersive journey, and the result is nothing short of captivating.
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Words by Jheanelle Feanny