Behind the set: we stop to smell the roses at Dior Homme S/S 2016
The sweet scent of 2,000 Fée de Neiges rose bushes filled the air of the Tennis Club de Paris last weekend for Dior Homme’s uplifting S/S 2016 show.
Emerging out of the previous season’s darkened palette, creative director Kris Van Assche pushed the Homme Fleur theme into summer with a palette of cool blues mixed with camouflage print, argyle patterning and accents of orange.
To reflect this lighter mood, Etienne Russo, founder of Brussels-based production company Villa Eugénie installed 16 triangular parterres overflowing with perfect white blooms that outlined a series of criss-crossing parquet pathways. As models serenely drifted through the rose garden - a nod to Dior’s beloved rose garden at Granville, his childhood home - the ethereal scene was framed by a black backdrop and reflected in a slanted floor to ceiling wall of mirrors to hypnotic effect.
Constructed over 5 days, but condensed here into just under a minute, watch as Dior’s ’Jardin à la Française’ blossoms into life in this mesmerising time-lapse film.