Fashion can be saturated with a crescendo of overwhelming prints, extreme silhouettes and funky textiles. Dior men’s Artistic Director Kim Jones aims to cut through the noise with his release of Dior Essentials. This seasonless collection is devised of staple pieces that belong in every man’s wardrobe. You’ll see down puffer jackets with Dior obscure prints, sleek leather jackets, double-breasted cashmere peacoats, virgin wool jackets, and a range of classic suits.
Pieces of the collection combine Kim Jones’ background of dapper Brit-meets-streetwear while also distilling the quintessential hallmarks of the House of Dior. Symbols and details can be spotted in the clothing from the Dior Oblique monogram to the crosshatch of the Cannage motif etched into buttons. As for accessories, the collection boasts a variety of oblique jacquard pouches and messenger bags, calfskin wallets and belts, and sterling silver cufflinks.
When it comes to colour, the late Christian Dior himself was once quoted saying “you can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion” and “white is pure and simple and matches with everything”. A quote that remains true for today’s modern man, proving that you can’t go wrong with minimal, streamlined pieces and a monochromatic palette.