Dior Homme is always the best stop on the fashion week schedule, with an incredible show to look forward to, an invitation to die for, and an anticipation that eats you away, Dior Homme has makes it all worth while. And for the first time ever, Dior Homme made its footprint in Hong Kong, presented its FW16 collection with a show titled “The Art of Falling Apart.”
Creative director “Kriss Van Assche” surprised us with a uber-chic skater park set featuring a red-lit giant chandelier and neon lights scattered around; this Winter 2016/17 was very different from the Spring/Summer 16 military inspired collection, this time the range featured a more grungy and punk look throughout. On the runway we saw elongated biker jackets, floral print suits and coats, black and red lumber jack check on bags. Suit jackets are cut in leather, quilted coats have a puffer air, the two-tone stripes that traditionally edge polo shirt sleeves have made their way to shirts and jackets. They represent a new kind of Dior man, striding out with cap-topped heads, young urbanites rocking a skater style, but with an edgy embrace of tailoring. They pair jogging pants with a formal jacket and wear overshirts under their suits. They mix everything with tartan coats or Fair Isle knits, jeans with frayed embroideries or painted with gray brushstrokes, jackets embellished with chains or floral motif padded jackets, giving a nod to one of Christian Dior’s favorite inspirations.
The shoe game is also very strong, with leather chunky boot, shoes and trainers hybrids. Kriss also mentioned “The collection is about taking elements of the past, but bringing them into the present and reflecting on where we are now, in the situation of today” he continues “it’s a moment in time for a contemporary generation”