The new collection Dior men’s spring summer 2021 created by Kim Jones was unveiled online for Digital Paris Fashion Week.
The designer of the maison’s men’s collections collaborated with the Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo, incorporating the silhouette characteristics of his works in the looks of the new collection. The two met at the Rubel museum in Miami in 2019 and for Jones it was love at first sight considering his link with Africa. The designer in his childhood lived in Botswana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana and has always been looking for inspiration in African culture for its collections.
In a first video released by the maison you can see the artisans of the Dior atelier working on a trench coat from the new Dior men’s collection, decorated with patches and inlays discrete, ton sur ton, which reproduce one of Boafo’s works. The lines drawn by the artist run through the outerwear of the collection with trimmings and cords that reunite to reveal the complete design only when the garment is buttoned.
The video teaser of the new Dior men’s collection shows Boafo working on one of his works marked by the applicant representation of the black community on large canvases (often without a frame) through one material painting reminiscent of the work of the Austrian expressionist Oskar Kokoschka.
In videos with looks of the new Dior men’s collection we discover bold silhouettes, with bomber jackets softened by a bow collar, shirts knotted at the neck combined with high-waisted shorts shorts completed by tuxedo bands. THE tailored garments from slim fit alternate with those in knitwear with three-dimensional textures reminiscent of the artist’s canvases. Colors mix neon colors sporting character a more poetic shades like pinks and blues. The stripes and rational Dior patterns oblique of unite to floral designs in jaquard garments or on printed shirts, as well as the portraits of Boafo reproduced on the most precious tops of the collection.
The accessories of the collection They include leather berets made by Stephen Jones, men’s jewelry inspired by marine chains, men’s bags including a micro top box of leather and fabric, amphibians and men’s sandals with hybrid rope and rubber sole.
The Dior men’s spring summer 2021 collection entitled “PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST” was digitally presented through two short films directed by Chris Cunningham and Jackie Nickerson.