As the novelty of WFH tracksuits begins to wear off, Kim Jones's new Dior tailoring capsule comes just in time. Consistently regenerating house codes in the spirit of luxury savoir-faire, Jones now offers his latest take on modern tailoring for today's Dior man.
Taking the couture art of tailoring, found in the very essence of Dior since its 1947 debut New Look, which revitalised the woman's suit, Jones deconstructs men's tailoring to suit the contemporary man.
The Modern Tailoring capsule offers three jackets and pants in three different cloths: black virgin wool and mohair blend, textured micro houndstooth or Prince of Wales check. Free to mix and match, the Dior man is invited to curate his own wardrobe. Styled with the Dior B-27 trainer, men's tailoring is made looser, more adaptable. A zip-up jacket closes neatly at the collar with buttons borrowed from the 'Bar Suit' jacket which defined the 1947 New Look. Featuring a more streetwear inclined silhouette, the new design is reminiscent of a Harrington. One jogging trouser option features a drawstring waist- perfect for those not quite ready to breakup with their tracksuits. A beautiful, double-breasted number is also on offer for those who want to stay closer to the side of tradition.
Photographer Brett Lloyd has captured a selection of Dior muses to embody the capsule. Actors Arnaud Valois and Jérémie Laheurt, models Issa Naciri and Babacar N'Doye, entrepreneur Younes Bendjima, and artist Kailand Morris, Stevie Wonder's son no less, feature alongside Jones himself, who has always reflected his own wardrobe in the menswear he designs. The Dior man pushes on.