Kim Jones has been doing since he entered the maison collaborations with artists that are alive in each of the collections. The one with Travis Scott was a chaos, because he was cancelled after the death of some people at his own festival. This was a bad movement for the Dior, they could not launch the garments in the appropiate time. In result of that, for this season the main inspiration are the artworks that Duncan Grant made in the 19th century.
The set was an incredible arrangement of flowers in a garden type of way that connected two houses, the one in which Christian Dior was raised until the crashed of 1930 and the house of the artist that inspired the prints of this garments. The casting was beautiful with a lot of representation and the makeup was a natural face using iconic Backstage products by Dior Makeup.
The Dior Men SS23 showed a fantastic series of pieces that seem out of a whimsical fairy tale. A wonderful color palette was shown, reflecting Christian Dior’s taste with neutral and washed tones. Some deconstruction was shown through a kind of gardener apron and an emphasis in outerwear was shown in the clothing.
Technical elements are all over the garment thanks to the great skill that the current designer at the brand has. He approached also accessories in a elegant and sophisticated way where glasses were futuristic and avant-garde, sneakers and boots were cool and trendy, and hats were a reformulated version of the typical gardener one.
Obsession is what the prints in mostly shirts are going to cause, because it mix the English roots of the head creative with the French roots of Dior. For the most part is a very wearable collection that step away (a little bit) from the streetwear trend and use the aesthetic of outerwear to create wonderful formal look with a lot of details.