Summer 2023 Men’s Show
“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."
From Granville to Charleston
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
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