Dior Homme FW16
Fall/Winter 2016's Dior Homme was filled with disconnected juxtaposition that had somehow worked in a fair dosage of androgyny and Dior branding - albeit quite bluntly: an embroidered Dior signature emblazoned on a sweatshirt and several other jackets and coats. Kris Van Assche's take on Dior is like a teenager trying to find his identity by breaking away from his parents' shadows: disjointed yet refreshing, and often surprisingly good.
Extended silhouettes equipped with elongated sleeves dominated the collection in hues of black and white, as well as the occasional splash of bright yellow or muted burgundy. Individual pieces seem made for the consumer and are both versatile and understated. Checked jackets topped with shearling, a full length leather coat in smokey burgundy, and a series of camel jackets and trenches made up most of the outerwear, while details on shirts and pants were kept to flared stitches, an elaborate red-on-white Christmas-like pattern or a rose graphic (a nod to Christian's rose garden). But as if there wasn't enough going on already, van Assche topped it off with charmed necklaces, delicate bowties, and black nail polish on the models.
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All images courtesy of Christian Dior.