Dior Homme was the pits - not literally, but entitled, 'Coal' Dior designer Kris Van Assche went underground for inspiration, and surrounded his circular runway with charcoal. Informing the colour palette, Van Assche marched out precision cut formal suits, billowing coats and customary boots in ceremonial Dior style. Sharp and minimal the key item, as seen in Milan, was the long coat which was draped over fitted suits. Asymmetric jackets had a double front and layered suiting was pleated sharply and modernised with fabric treatments. A selection of tonal oatmeal looks punctated the blackness but the most successful ideas were variations on Dior's infamous black and sleek aesthetic. Kris Van Assche has taken time to refine his vision at Dior Homme. Early seasons' experimentations with silhouettes have been capped and realigned to a more commercial arena. Dior Homme has huge creative clout in the international fashion industry, and many track its movements for future directions and trends in menswear. Not a vintage collection, but ultimately a successful show with clothes that adhere to Dior's modern take on style, that will easily translate to its faithful customers.
The most successful ideas were variations on Dior's infamous black and sleek aesthetic.