Summer 2023 Men’s Show

Online on June 24th at 3.00 pm CEST

Granville and Sussex have a similar climate; the weather, the light and the garden tie one place to the other. For both Christian Dior and Duncan Grant, their homes, their gardens, and their private environments were so important for their creativity. It was these meaningful, private spheres that were translated into their work and became public."

Looks

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From Granville to Charleston

Dialogue(s)

  • The life and work of British painter Duncan Grant inspired Kim Jones for this collection extending his conversation with Christian Dior; a fascinating journey through space and time, where the arts converge.

    © Melinda Triana

Nature meets couture

Gardening, hiking, fishing: whether formal or informal, the looks of the Dior Summer 2023 men’s collection combine elegance and levity in the spirit of sportswear to celebrate nature. The colors – from Dior grays to pinks and pastel shades from greens to blues, bring nature’s luminous, lush gradients to life. Bold tailoring is reinvented through delicate shorts and Bermudas, or completed with a detachable tonal lapel revisiting iconic suit sleeves. The emblematic men’s Bar jacket comes in a sheer silk organza version that reveals its virtuoso construction down the path of the thread. Coats continue this bucolic odyssey, completing the show’s silhouettes with equal parts functionality and refinement, as with the large trench coats casually layered over reflective vests. Duncan Grant's 1913 Lily Pond Screen adorns technical fabrics as well as traditional embroidery, while the British painter’s sketches were reproduced in precious handmade knits. The resolutely contemporary look underlines the immutable yet ever-evolving bond between fashion and art.

© Morgan O'Donovan

Multifonctionality

  • For the Dior Summer 2023 men’s collection, the House's timeless emblems are transformed into objects of desire that offer manifold functionalities. Inspired by outdoor activities, rucksacks, belt bags and bags such as the iconic Saddle were (re)imagined in collaboration with Mystery Ranch with added detachable waterproof covers and hoods. Hybrid, casual footwear punctuates the looks with bold details: boots fold down to reveal socks, while Dior Carlo derbies come with embroidered overshoes. Through intricate technical savoir-faire, the new cannage sandals are made from one piece of recycled rubber. Dior’s milliner Stephen Jones brings final touches that also display high-tech construction: the gardening hats revisit the one Duncan Grant wore while painting, along with the emblematic Dior cannage, which evokes the trellis of the pergola in Monsieur Dior’s garden. The exceptional pieces are worn as overlays, paired with baseball caps. These new essentials infuse the silhouette with an irresistibly laid-back allure.

    © Jackie Nickerson

Harmonious Virtuosity

The Dior Summer 2023 collection exalts the excellence of the House’s savoir-faire, as well as the profusion of creativity of the Bloomsbury Group’s Charleston Farmhouse artistic retreat. Like a multi-faceted musical score featuring the avant-garde spirit of Kim Jones, it reinvents the different facets of Dior menswear’s identity. Silk organza punctuates the silhouettes of the show, revealing the fascinating complexity of certain key pieces such as the emblematic Bar jacket, in a hypnotically evanescent exploration of transparency. Dior’s iconic cannage is transformed into audacious quilting, or reimagined in a bold openwork version on shoes and hats.

    © Sophie Carre  © Valentin Hennequin