3 masterpieces we are living for from the new Dior Men
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3 masterpieces we are living for from the new Dior Men

We didn't expect a romantic twist using Dior's couture legacy for Kim Jones's debut, but yes, it happened and we love it!
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First, he dropped the word 'Homme' for Dior Homme, replaced with 'Men' and then he announced the appointment of Yoon Ahn (founder of Ambush) as the Men's Jewellery Designer.

Ever since his appointment at Dior Men, Kim Jones has spent his first months reworking the identity of the menswear division with his own vision.

But what really surprised us is when the British designer, with a strong athleisure and streetwear background, stunned everyone with a romantic floral-filled debut collection that fully embraced the Dior Atelier's haute couture root.

Here we round up the best masterpieces we saw on the runway and are in dire need of!

The show-stealing tulle shirt 

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Now, we absolutely have to talk about that exquisite feather-adorned tulle shirt that stole the show.

For this creation, Dior couturier Janaina Milheiro reimagined the Toile de Jouy (which was once used as the wallpaper of Monsieur Dior's first boutique) with more than 2000 pieces of hand-crafted feathers, to evoke a different aesthetic charm and expression.

See how the show-stealing tulle shirt is made in the video below:

The Saddle Bag-inspired cap

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Ambush's Yoon Ahn and KAWS aren't the only allies of Kim Jones at Dior Men.

The maestro British milliner Stephen Jones is another genius he found to create the new Saddle Cap.

Taking inspiration from the Saddle Bag, first designed by John Galliano for Dior in the early Noughties, Stephen reinterpreted the iconic silhouette into the Saddle Cap, featuring CD logo buckle that is created by Matthew Williams of 1017 ALYX 9SM.

Watch the beauty of the Saddle Cap here:

The new jacket Tailleur Oblique

The new Dior jacket,  Tailleur Oblique, is another gender-blurring tour de force from Kim Jones' debut collection. Drawing reference from Monsieur Dior's Fall-Winter 1950 collection, the new silhouette wraps the body in a delicate diagonal line.

Instead of a forceful and structured men suit, the featherweight cashmere and summer mohair-made Tailleur Oblique is given a soft outline to portray the elegance and tenderness of a man.

Watch the interview with Kim Jones and a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Dior Atelier here:

Discover more about the Dior Men Summer 2019 collection on dior.com.

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