Dior renewed the silhouette of the men’s suit, decorated with psychedelic prints and combined with feminine accessories, to erase gender barriers in a virtual show that took place outside the official Fashion Week calendar.
For the autumn winter 2021/2022 men’s line of the famous Parisian “maison”, its designer, Kim Jones, collaborated with the Californian street artist Kenny Scharf, who created colorful drawings to print shirts and accessories.
The collection opened with a series of anthracite gray suits with a military aesthetic, with belts marking the waist, pockets on both sides of the jackets and crossed closures.
The pants were flowy with the hems slightly flared at the ankle.
Underneath the suit, patterned lycra shirts and sweaters add a pop touch to the formal uniform.
Dior played with androgynous silhouettes and garments clearly created for both sexes, a social claim that the fashion industry has come to assume, as the controversial cover of Vogue magazine recently showed in which British singer Harry Styles appeared in women’s dresses .
To leave no room for doubt, the brand invited its followers on networks to see the parade on its website with a video in which several world celebrities appeared wearing the designs that they were going to show on the catwalk.
Seated in front of their tablets and computers, the singer Lily Allen and the model Lila Grace Moss wore the same coats and sweaters as the British actor Paapa Essiedu or the Colombian singer J Balvin.
“Clothing has no gender”, activists and other fashion workers have claimed in recent years, a demand that is undoubtedly easier to assume – for now – in men’s collections than in women’s.
In any case, Jones was daring in his proposal for fall 2021, presented outside the official Parisian fashion calendar that will take place in January, and also introduced short-handled bags slung over the shoulder, a style traditionally associated with women.
The most urban line in the collection featured corduroy sports jackets, sleeveless silk suits and sports jackets, while the space decoration created by Scharf put a touch of pink on belts, floral brooches and wool berets.
The gray tones stood out in the tailoring, while in the more street clothes, mid-calf jackets and street pants, earth colors predominated as well as touches of mauve and aubergine in raincoats and raincoats.
Source: Fashion Network / Agencia EFE