Jeans and even sweat pants, until recently, were on regular weekday rotation. Whether that was the #WFH fit or a relaxed approach to attending the office, our hunger for more refined style has reached a peak. Nowadays, we’re asking for an excuse to revive the tailored look and who better to sound this return than Kim Jones?
For Dior however, tailoring – the quintessence of the art of couture – was never lost during this downtime period. Instead its menswear artistic director has been quietly ushering in a new era for the suit. Celebrating the unique heritage of the house, Kim Jones reinterprets and deconstructs the tradition’s formal aesthetic in an exclusive capsule baptised, ‘Modern Tailoring’.
Combined through subtle mix-and-match pairings, and available in three emblematic cloths, the line’s three jackets and three pant styles are designed to accompany men in their daily lives, whatever the occasion or mood, according to Dior. The accompanying campaign reveals the distinct absence of the classic tie, and jackets are instead paired with a round-neck shirt or knit underneath.
Adorned with a signature cross strap, the must-have double-breasted jacket stands out for its structured cut. A second model with a workwear vibe channels a more urban attitude, while a third style, in a Harrington shape, combines refinement and comfort. An innate attention to detail can be seen through the subtle addition of Dior branding, through a matte black CD Icon pin, buttons borrowed from the bar suit, and, for the first time, a lining patterned with the Cannage motif and matching interior button. The latter is only available on the double-breasted jacket and the workwear jacket.
The new B27 Sneakers and the CD Loafers complete the looks and reveal an inherent sense of wearability and timelessness within the suits. Kim Jones, the models and talents – all friends of the house – were photographed by Brett Lloyd. The campaign features actors Arnaud Valois and Jérémie Laheurte, entrepreneur Younes Bendjima and artist Kailan Morris, the son of Stevie Wonder.
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