Kim Jones’ newest output at Dior is the Men’s Resort 2022 collection, which marks the third year of Jones’ artistic direction for the luxury fashion brand. Deviating from his prior work for Dior – which has seen Kim call on popular modern art collaborators like Daniel Arsham and KAWS – Jones taps Marc Bohan’s archival silhouettes from the 1960’s to construct a wearable, sporty collection with a huge potential to really rock the boat in the fashion scene.
Jones said in a statement to WWD “Obviously, the customer will recognize and be comfortable in the Dior shapes, but we wanted to play with proportions a bit and look at a way of making tailoring feel less formal, but still really relevant.”
Boxy, almost cropped suit jackets are paired with flowing, wide pants, and themes of streetwear/sportswear are interwoven throughout with nylon zip-ups, varsity jackets and techy shades appearing frequently. Not only this, but the majority of the collection is seen modelled with a modified Dior B30 sneaker: a running silhouette featuring a distorted “CD” logo adorned on the lateral midfoot.
An eclectic and diverse, yet wholly refined and sophisticated spectrum of color decorates an interesting set of shapes and textures, ranging from browns, greens and navy to more playful ashy pinks, cream and faint yellow tones.
“The color palette was really a compilation of all our favorite colors we used over the last three years — mixing that together and bringing it forward so that we could then move into the next step of what we do at Dior. I think it’s good to reinvent what you do,” Jones said.
See more of the collection below.