DIORMAG

25 June
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DIOR and RIMOWA

An aluminum backpack with shoulder strap accents and leather handles; a minaudière for holding precious essentials, a carry-on suitcase and a champagne box with an elegant, functional design were unveiled at the Summer 2020 men’s show. Produced harnessing a savoir-faire of excellence, a selection of these exclusive "DIOR and RIMOWA" creations – designed in collaboration with the LVMH group-owned House specializing in luxury luggage - include an innovative technique that directly inscribes into the heart of the aluminum, like an indelible signature, the iconic Dior Oblique motif designed by Marc Bohan for Dior in 1967. A true celebration of material innovation, the cornerstone of the show.

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Jackie Nickerson

25 June
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Future Essentials

The Saddle bag, revisited in a men's version by Kim Jones, comes in a new format, as a detachable element on a duffle bag. This House icon has also been molded, like an artefact, by Daniel Arsham, to bring life to a limited edition 3D printed bag. Inspired by the universe of the contemporary artist, a white minaudière is distorted by a tone-on-tone formation of quartz crystals surrounding the Dior letters. A precious clasp adorned with the "CD" initials forms a signature on the new creations, in Dior Oblique canvas, nylon or leather.

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Jackie Nickerson

25 June
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Artistic Visions  

Vestiges of time, the creations of Dior’s milliner Stephen Jones, entirely made by hand, were inspired by the sculptures of Daniel Arsham. White caps and visors, in limited edition runs, and sporting disintegrated Dior letters as if worn by time, evoke precious casts. Works of art in their own right, relics of an imaginary future.

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Jackie Nickerson

25 June
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Precious Vestiges

As if frozen in time, a sprig of lily-of-the-valley reinvented as a white calcified brooch, inspired by the work of Daniel Arsham, pays homage to the superstitious nature of Monsieur Dior. The compendium Je suis couturier by Christian Dior metamorphoses into a pendant or unfolds its pages to form a bracelet, while a four-finger ring reinterprets the Dior logo, shot with time-worn cracks and punctuated by a pink quartz "O". Earrings in pink or blue crystals, or interlacing the “CD” initials, are displayed as new archaeological emblems.

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Morgan O'Donovan

25 June
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Material World  

Adding the finishing touch to Kim Jones's masculine silhouettes, the B23 sneakers in the Dior Oblique canvas are reinvented in new material combinations, stamped with the "CD" initials artfully eroded by Daniel Arsham. Brand new models sporting sculptural soles, adorned with the Dior logo, evoke at once the works of the artist and the delicacy of the plissé of the House’s haute couture ateliers. The iconic B24s are unveiled in a hand-painted version in a dégradé spectrum flushing from white to pink, while cast-like transparent boots reveal socks in the "newspapers" or toile de Jouy prints.

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Jackie Nickerson

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