The Dior Men Fall 2021 collection has finally landed on Singapore’s shores. We take a look and highlight three trends that caught our attention.
Happiness and Kenny Scharf
With the NFT madness enveloping the world now, it’s refreshing to see Kim Jones embrace analogue art. For Fall 2021, the artistic director of Dior Men tapped on the quirky talents of American artist Kenny Scharf. The latter’s iconic expressive characters – called Jojos – appear throughout the Maison’s menswear and accessories.
Those cheerful faces make a great counterbalance to society’s general state of malaise and despondency. When you look down at your feet and see the colours and smiles on the slides you’re wearing, you can’t help but feel a tad optimistic about the future.
Speaking about the future, with work from home becoming the norm, it’s apt that Jones has launched a homewear kit this season. Comprising a pochette, night mask, cashmere and wool stole, and silk slippers – all covered in the Dior Oblique motif – the kit will hopefully make those long Zoom calls a tad more bearable. Stretch your imagination enough and you might just feel like you’re on a staycation in your own home too.
A Different Kind of Grey
Finally, Jones introduces Dior Gray into a selection of bags and accessories. The late Christian Dior was a big fan of the colour and once said that grey was “the most convenient, useful and elegant neutral color”. It certainly made its mark, especially in the Saddle bags that sport the tone. Jones has flipped a hue that’s generally seen as dour and boring into a bold statement. It’s quite the creative achievement.
The Dior Men fall 2021 collection is in stores now.