Kim Jones continued to transport Dunhill into the modern menswear arena.
For his second catwalk presentation in Paris, Kim Jones continued to transport Dunhill into the modern menswear arena, but he firmly used his references in reverence to Dunhill's history. Realigning British style, Jones is determined not to take Dunhill far away from its core audience and he did so by keeping the collection traditonal and simple. Grey formal wear was polished and restraint, while casual day wear was Riviera inspired and involved neat navy cardigans and boating inspired shorts. Evening wear was beautifully tailored and continued the theme of classic understated clothing. Accessories were integral to the presentation and Jones dived into the Dunhill archive to update heritage pieces. Tie pins, watches and pens all made runway debuts and a mirrored briefcase literally shone from the catwalk. Stone - flint specifically, was formed into a cube shaped bag and even into a pair of sunglasses. Jones has masterly moved forward from his own label days of designing sportswear inspired casual wear. Through Dunhill the designer has been given an international platform to modernise a credible British brand and in doing so he is focusing his creative sensibility with substantial ease.