Saluting another collection I liked from Paris Fashion Week from Dior Homme. It has appeared Dior Homme’s creative director, Kris Van Assche, has focused on a military theme. The outerwear and color palette truly gave away the inspiration from the start! One of the interest looks about the military trend from the rest is how Kris Van Assche had the models walk down the runway with capes, which I would see generals would wear in the movies. I am not sure if anyone has seen Jet Li’s fist of legend as he fought the japanese army!
One thing out of the collection I was not feeling were 4 button suits. I’m not all the way with 3 button suits, but 4 buttons though? What differentiate the suit from a J Anthony Brown suit are the clean lines. Other than that, there are some relaxed pieces (trousers and outerwear). Continuing the currents of shearling, piping and technical fabrics, crisp combative silhouettes, I sense a more dramatic feel opposed to the previous collections.
Kris Van Assche shows the looks of this upcoming collection for 2012. The eyewear is sickening and very futuristic while the garments possess the ideal minimal look. The silhouettes truly give that Dior-esque look. Of course he is the designer for Dior Homme, but I would like to see something distinguishing from the prestegious fashion house he designs for. The black and white shots screams Dior. I would love to see something, different.
I-D Magazine has presented the spring and summer editorial looks for Dior Homme. The color palette kinda threw me off for a second. Typically, I would not consider these monochromatic looks considered as “spring colors“. Spring is often very
pastelle pastel hues; However, Dior Homme’s creative director Kris Van Assche has a love for the neutrals and through his designs, a minimalist rebel. The garment’s draping is not the average silhouette you would see from menswears collection (far as the minimal aesthetic is concern). Dior Homme always have brilliant campaign. Just like Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do style, simple yet effective!
I must admit its quite refreshing to post something with more Urban swag regards to high fashion! Musician, Art collector, Photographer, and Designer Swizz Beatz graced the stylish pages of Complex Magazine. Simple, yet effective is the main focus. Styled in the major fashion labels such as Dsquared, Maison Martin Margiela, Dior Homme and Givenchy to name a few, each individual look exude fearless swag (garments perfectly fitted without losing that ghetto chic is always a plus).
In the spread it emphasized the integrity Swizz had on lock as an artist. There was one part I truly appreciate when he stated:
” With clothes, I’m not scared of something different. I’m not scared of something that people might not understand. That goes back to my music—people didn’t understand what I was doing when I was doing all of those hit sounds back then. But if I had stopped doing it I wouldn’t have the legacy I do now.”
That statement was the epitome of being an true artist within the midst of the insecure taboo’d living individuals which is what we call “society”. Normally most of the time people will never fully understand those who are not in the NORM LANE as the rest. People hate to figure others out regards to style, speech, or whatever tickle their fancy!
The main ingredient when it comes to style or anything in life is Integrity. Possessing the positive attitude and confidence within yourself of expressing your aesthetic to the world. If we are so focused on diluting for the sake of others, then we are simply cutting ourselves short of inspiration for others.
Baptiste Giabiconi, one of the fashion industry’s leading models and Karl Lagerfeld’s muse, feature in the preview ad for Dior Homme. Kris Van Assche always designs great garments. I am ready to see whether or not they gonna start a trend for the fall or not. Through the lens of Karl Lagerfeld, the shadows provides a contrast for an artistic feel. They always make some of the best campaign ads!