Dior Men’s Fall 2022 show pays tribute to Jack Kerouac.
All roads lead to Dior: Sportswear and savoir-faire combine faultlessly for Dior Men‘s Fall 2022 by Kim Jones.
The Dior Fall 2022 men’s runway show went on the road to London. Menswear artistic director Kim Jones drew inspiration from Jack Kerouac and his passion for innovation, a theme that resonates powerfully with Maison Dior. The world of On The Road – the American author’s second novel, is referenced in the collection’s different pieces.
The collection merges the finesse of Parisian couture with the modern, casual ease of American sportswear.
Fair Isle knits are intricately embroidered with sequins, and cloqués are woven with the “CD Diamond” logo. The graphics of Dior carré scarves adorn shifts and jackets, each featuring a letter “D” framing a vision of a great American national park, including Yellowstone, Yosemite and Kerouac’s Big Sur.
Dior Men accessories are infused with the spirit of travel. Climbing cordons are strong across the silhouette of the Saddle bag, the Dior Oblique pattern is reworked in khaki and indigo, and classic book carriers become iPhone cases. Footwear featured rope walking sandals and a hiking boot with inlays of sequin- embroidered checks and exotic leathers.
The extraordinary savoir-faire of the luxury Parisian Maison is married with forward-thinking technologies and technical silks, and recycled nylons combine with embroideries and a gentle palette of pastels, punctuated with Dior grey.
The runway décor reinvented the legendary manuscript of On The Road, a continuous 120-foot scroll. This tribute to travel and America included a recreation of the library of rare first editions and documents in Kim Jones’ London home, curated by Sammy Jay, Literary Specialist at Peter Harrington rare book dealers.
DIOR AND AKONITE Sled: Dior presented the original Ski Capsule sled for Men
Dior has teamed up with the brand Akonite for the first time to create an exclusive sled, resulting from exceptional craftsmanship, at the heart of the men’s Ski Capsule designed by Kim Jones.
Made in France, this unique piece is sculpted from ash and poplar wood produced thanks to sustainable forest management. Its contemporary design, high- lighted with white stripes, distinguished by a “D” shaped outline, which allows it to be carried on the shoulder, reflect the cutting-edge expertise and daring style for intense gliding pleasure. Technical and aesthetic prowess, unique creation, offering the best of technology – from know-how to elegance.
The sled is part of the DIOR AND AKONITE collaboration, combining the French brand’s technical expertise with Dior couture spirit. The exceptional design is almost entirely hand-crafted. The frame is created with an ash and poplar moulding, part of sustainable forest management*, and is painted navy blue with a ‘DIOR’ signature on top. The sled features a laser-engraved Dior Oblique motif as well as stainless steel runners engraved with the Cannage motif, a House symbol. The Dior sled can be coordinated with other designs from the 2022 ski capsule. The sled is sold exclusively in Dior boutiques.
*PEFC-certified wood (European Program of Certified Forests) and affiliated with the Wood and French Wood National Federation
The DIOR AND AKONITE Sled is priced at 8.300,00 €.