5 KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM KIM JONES’ DIOR HOMME SS24 COLLECTION

5 KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM KIM JONES’ DIOR HOMME SS24 COLLECTION

by CULTED
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This one was a special one for Kim Jones. Showing during Paris Men’s Fashion week, the artistic director celebrated his fifth anniversary at Dior. Celebrating British tailoring and merging with the couture house’s own, this collection was all about suiting with a “continuous thread throughout the collection with pops of colour”. In honour of his 5 years, let’s take a look at 5 key takeaways from Dior’s SS24 menswear collection.

SURPRISINGLY, THERE WAS NO COLLABS

It has finally happened, a Kim Jones Dior collection without an overarching collaboration. We’ve seen the British designer bring in so many collaborators during his time at Dior – from artist Daniel Arsham SS20 and Stüssy for FW20 – but this season it was all about Kim Jones. Spotlighting his own talent and Dior’s own house codes for this special anniversary, the collection felt like the quietest we’ve seen from Dior in a while, particularly honing in on the craft of tailoring and structure.

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THE SHOW OPENED LITERALLY FROM THE FLOOR

The set design was actually mad this season. Guests were greeted into a dark-lit room, with only a dim light coming from the ceiling. When it was time for the show to start, lights started appearing in square shapes on the ground, only to reveal those very squares to be floor-doors the model would be elevated onto the runway, having their own pop-star concert entrance moment. Just as they came out, after doing their walk the models went back onto their designated squares to be lifted out of the show space.

LEGS FOR DAYS

Flares are definitely back in fashion, having been seen at Rick Owens, Louis Vuitton, and now at Dior, though in cropped versions. Every single pair was seen cut right above the ankles, making sure those flares aren’t going to get muddied. Those weren’t the only exposing of the legs we saw, with models wearing short shorts (emphasis on short). Kim Jones is giving the boys legs for summers.

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GRANDMA CHIC FOR THE BOYS

There were brooches, pearl necklaces, co-ords, race hat-inspired beanies and a sh*t ton of tweed. Basically, Dior gave us grandmacore, but make it chic. By turning old money womenswear luxury into menswear, Dior gave us an unexpected interpretation of some very classic and traditional pieces.

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DAYWEAR TO RAVEWEAR

The neon was screaming on the runway. Neon green was seen used on button-up shirts, shorts, footwear and bags, Kim Jones’ moodboard must have been a blinding one. We’re going to need a pair of those fluorescent sunglasses, which were also seen in the bright, highlighter colour, after watching that show that gave us easy last-minute rave fits.

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