Dior Homme A/W 2016
Mood board: This season creative director Kris Van Assche considered how he could use Dior’s renowned legacy without it coming off as a futile nostalgic gesture. Van Assche, when he reworks Dior florals from the archive into something more than just prettiness, was interrogating the idea of hybrids; how people do not just fit into one box anymore. ‘There might be an idea of the New Wave or Skate that somebody has grown up with, but it is what those things and people have grown into now that matters,’ he said.
Scene setting: The models looped around a minimalist skate park, lit by stark, red neon lights. The backdrop to the show was a huge digital screen playing a specially commissioned film of dancing figures, shot by photographer Willy Vanderperre.
Finishing touches: The archive floral prints reworked in both micro and macro proportions were applied to a range of different garments. A wide legged trouser was cut in a cloth printed with a tiny floral; a double breasted nylon trench coat was peppered all over with beautiful, huge, blue grey roses.
Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans