Oftentimes, the creative heads at Christian Dior would go to the past in making the clothes for the present. The famous fashion house has such beloved codes—ones that clients and customers will expect for every collection. But it takes a genius like Kim Jones, to bring Dior into the future with fresh cuts, exquisite construction, and fine tailoring. This is what Mr. Jones did for Dior Men’s Pre-Fall 2019 Collection. The name-change alone, from Dior Homme to Dior Men, should have been a strong indication that he has plans to bring this sub-line forward. This season, he brought it to Tokyo, a hotspot destination where other designers, such as Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino, were also showing their pre-seasonal offerings. Here, he laid out a refined yet youthful mix of classic tailoring with streetwear sensibilities. There were suits, coats, jackets, and more that were cut so precisely that they exemplified a strong boxy shape. While the streetwear elements came in glimmering bombers, well-cut t-shirts, and monochrome shortsuits—signatures of Jones’s indelible contemporary edge. For the first time since Hedi Slimane‘s slim-cut Dior Homme phenomenon back in the early 2000s, Dior Men is now at the top of the menswear game again.
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