Sunday, July 4, 2010

Dior Homme - Spring 2011 - Review

The seemingly stylish older brother to his eponymous collection, Kris Van Assche has delivered another collection of stunning garments for spring 2011 under the Dior Homme name. Dior Homme has always stood for clean and minimalistic, yet somehow avant-garde designs at an incredibly expensive designer price point (jeans, for example, are priced anywhere from $350 to $1,200), and this collection is all of those things and more.

The entire collection was decisively futuristic; the large sleeveless coats were reminiscent of the Jedi robes from Star Wars. Button down shirts were almost completely forsaken, and when they were included, they were sans collar with hidden buttons. Updated peasant shits had deep v-necks and were the primary choice for layering under sharply tailored suit jackets. The pants ranged from baggy to slim, but all were pleated. Despite this, they did not feel overly dress (some were even tucked into shoes).

A suede utility jacket was a standout piece, and a double-breasted suit jacket with slim lapels is a must have. I enjoyed that Mr. Van Assche gave the shirts a deeper neckline, but I'm not sure I would wear it myself. All I can say is that it made for an interesting look overall on the runway.

The onslaught of black continued in this collection. While there were some grey tones in Mr. Van Assche's namesake collection, the Dior Homme show was strictly black and white; though the clothes themselves were anything but.

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