Dior Spring 2022 menswear collection by Artistic Director Kim Jones reaffirms the lexicon and vocabulary that defines the House’s masculine identity.
The fragments in this resort collection are pulled from Dior’s rich heritage, stretching back to 1947. Leopard motifs, shown in that first collection, are woven or knitted; waists are belted, further defining the French House’s signature superlative tailoring. Floral patterns reference the luxury brand’s love for gardens and nature, while graphic insignia drawn from the 1960s. Gentle and subtle archival references are embedded in pieces that speak to the attire of a modern man – the Dior at the present moment.
Shearling bomber jackets reverse to reveal contrast colours, while lightweight outerwear pieces compress into the emblematic Saddle bag, worn crossbody. The must-have bags from the Lingot line, in various sizes, evoke a travel bag from the House’s archives. Inspired by the ateliers of 30 Avenue Montaigne, the Atelier Christian Dior signature features as an ode to the craft of couture, reflected in pieces that combine utility and luxury, referencing French ceremonial and industrial uniforms, and classic workwear shapes. Jones welcomed the B30 sneaker, which fits well into the modern world with an oversized “CD” logo embossment and aerodynamic construction.
The new collection is super relaxed, it’s full of elegant and cuts that lend classic Dior tailoring an informal, sporty feel. It’s all built from warm, neutral hues with shades of brown, cream, and green form the basis of the collection. “The colour palette was really a compilation of all our favourite colours we used over the last three years,” Jones said in a statement to WWD, “mixing that together and bringing it forward so that we could then move into the next step of what we do at Dior. I think it’s good to reinvent what you do.”
Take a look at the collection below.