Before the trio of navy suits opened the Dior Homme Spring 2015 showing there was the floor to notice. Hardwood, the space was covered in colored stripes: red, yellow, navy and a pale bluish grey. That blue was out first, in the aforementioned looks, providing three suiting options for the season: classic, straight and “fashion.” The latter came with a cropped blazer that had a toggle closure, preempting the nautical direction the collection was to take.
But the stripes were there as well, in the first suit they were pin stripes and in the second, were cut into lapels. They became more noticeable when they turned yellow as bright stripes on a scoop necked sweater worn as the vest in a three piece suit. Then back again as other sweaters, worn sans coat, my favorites of which come boat necked.
The seas were the reason you’ll find that yellow as a slick ran coat and likely the reason there’s a sort of a casual vibe to the collection ushered in by way of faded denim and bomber jackets.. And that elegant scribble that you see? Words from Monsieur Dior himself. Lifted form an old letter he wrote, the founder of the house’s signature can be found on the collars of button downs while quotes are scrawled repeatedly over jeans and as prints on leather bags. They even bring in a little visual intrigue in a few of the navy belts.
Speaking of those bags though. Beauties they were but they seemed dual purpose: while carried via a small strap on their sides, they seemed to also have two straps to turn into backpacks. Only another addition to the casual, “hands in pockets for a stroll” vibe of the collection.
What did you think of Kris Van Assche’s designs?