A new collection from Dior that dwells on the details
Some seek a timeless silhouette through all the changing seasons. That understated, refined elegance underpins Dior’s new capsule Dior Icons, the latest creation by artistic director Kim Jones. In his mind, Jones must have had an image of the urban man, who moves seamlessly between business and pleasure with no time to change, always carrying an easy sophistication and flair.
Minimalist restraint is evident in the clean lines that define the collection, with looks that contrast the striking outline of a long coat with loose trousers or the inviting embrace of a matching scarf and jumper with a slim, handheld bag. Richly soft materials like poplin, virgin wool and cashmere, occasionally mixed with mink, appear in sober tones of white, beige, black and Dior grey, so that these quintessential classics can be readily adapted to suit the occasion. For the more intrepid, the Dior Hit the Road backpack is included, covered in the iconic CD Diamond initials. Elsewhere, Dior’s renowned Oblique motif is kept subtly out of sight inside the lining of a jacket. The capsule’s means may be discreet, but the ends are always luxury.
Photography ALI PECK
Styling GEORGIA THOMPSON