Dior unveils new sneakers by Kim Jones
Artistic director of Dior men’s collections, Kim Jones, has made a savoir-faire statement with his new B27 sportswear sneakers. Taking their cue from vintage tennis and skateboarding shoes, the refined trainers are available in both low and high-top, as well as Mr Dior’s signature shades of white, black or grey.
The multi-material finish combines beautiful calf leather and nubuck with the house’s Dior Oblique jacquard or the Dior Oblique Galaxy — in perforated leather — designed for the Spring 2021 men’s collection. To be expected from the French luxury brand, the trainers champion its leather-working heritage, from edge dyeing to topstitching at the hands of the petites mains in their Italian workshops. A three-dimensional effect is created through careful layering of the shoe’s inlays, while loving details such as eyelets shaped after the iconic “CD” logo and heels embossed ‘DIOR’ leave no doubt as to who is behind the artistry. The detailed ‘making of’ process can be viewed below –
The Dior B27 sneakers will be available in Dior stores and online from November 2020