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21st January
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1990s

Discover the scenography of the Dior Homme winter 2018-2019 show, presented yesterday afternoon in the salon d’honneur of the Grand Palais.

Défile Dior Homme W18/19
Défile Dior Homme W18/19
Défile Dior Homme W18/19
Défile Dior Homme W18/19
Défile Dior Homme W18/19
Défile Dior Homme W18/19

 

Forever Young: the state of mind of the collection was also that of the scenography.   

In contrast with the classic style of the soaring reception room, glass boxes containing bars of multicolored lights delineated the central space. These artistic installations act as reminiscences of the Dior man’s youth, a plunge back into the 1990s. The music also marked a journey through time: Forever Young by Alphaville was punctuated throughout the show by the songs Minimal by the Pet Shop BoysThe Rhythm of the Night and Sub-Culture by New Order, evoking the ideal nineties playlist. 

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Stars in Dior

Yesterday, in the soaring setting of the salon d'honneur in the Grand Palais, Robert Pattinson, House friend and face, Bella Hadid, Dior makeup ambassador, Big Sean, Josh Hartnett, Future, Jhene Aiko and a host of other stars turned out for the Dior Homme winter 2018-2019 show.

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THE DIOR HOMME SHOW VIDEO

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Forever Young

The Dior Homme winter 2018-2019 collection, designed by Kris Van Assche, was shown this afternoon in the soaring salle d'honneur of the Grand Palais in Paris. Report.

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In a pared-down setting, bars of multicolored light enclosed in glass boxes mark out the path of the models and recall the decorative elements of a 1990s teenager's bedroom. Evoking past dreams of eternal fun and youth, they herald a collection based on contrasts and the mixing of generations.

 

It was the supermodel Cameron, the star of nineties fashion, who opened the show to the strains of the song Forever Young by Alphaville, followed by the models from the new generation. Dressed in a black suit, he signals a men's wardrobe with couture accents, borrowing the codes of tailoring. The reinterpreted Bar jacket, that House icon designed by Christian Dior for his first couture show, on February 12, 1947, punctuates the first exits. In black barathea, it comes with superimposed lapels, patch pockets and officer-style double buttoning, testifying to the savoir-faire of the Dior Homme atelier. Over the course of the collection, these strict silhouettes evolve, giving way to a wardrobe under the influence of streetwear. The suit jacket boasts sleeves culled from sweatshirts and is reinvented in a hybrid form. Then it's the polo shirt, the tank top and the turtleneck, in pine green, purple and fluorescent yellow, to accentuate this teenager’s urban and retro style. Juxtaposed with structured trench coats and cashmere coats, they highlight the duality of this winter look. Bold layerings also serve to amplify the play of contrasts. High-waisted wool pants are paired with a parka or a windbreaker.

 

The tattoo motif, here symbolizing the spirit of rave, is an all-over print on shirts, and can also be found on some accessories, such as oxfords, high-top canvas sneakers and the temples of glasses. Other distinctive markers of the Dior Homme look: a bandana tied around the neck and a new bag, the Dior Combo. Composed of several removable zippered pouches, clipped on a shoulder strap, it ventures into the sportswear field, alluding to the fashion cravings of a teenage night owl. Exotic leather suitcases, on the other hand, lend a sartorial touch. Two wardrobes with different influences that, together on the same runway, embody the same masculine fashion. A fashion that, in constant evolution, oscillates between formal rigor and casualness.

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