Monday, 23 January 2012

Dior Not War - Dior Homme Fall Winter 2012

i was in paris last saturday, not exactly there for paris menswear fashion week but i thought since i'm there might as well catch a show. the only show i was keen on watching that day, was dior homme's. never mind it was a little out of town, as monsieur neuville mentioned on twitter, "you come to dior, dior doesn't come to you". titled "a soldier on my own", kris van assche sent out an army of lonesome warriors. lots of military green, oversized cloakes and coats, paired with baseball caps and finished with contrasting soled boots.

the show venue was at the tennis club de paris, a huge show space but still overcrowded and exploding at it's seams. that was the moment when karl lagerfeld arrived.

front row was full of heavy weight figures. from whom i recognised: LVMH's bernard, delphine and antoine arnault, karl lagerfeld, berluti's artistic director alessandro sartori and model anja rubik. also spotted designers haider ackermann, milan vukmirovic, US actor/musician jared leto and taiwanese artiste nicky wu (吴奇隆).

one of my favourite looks, is this hooded body warmer layered underneath a suit jacket.

there weren't many bags featured in the show, but when they do it's show stopping. the crocodile leather tote in the most perfect shade of glossy green, seriously loving.

favourites were the voluminous coats, love the whole styling and shape.

most of the coats were split at the back, all the way up to the collars, rather interesting.

dior homme's creative director kris van assche.

a little safe, but still lovely collection. love the finale where all of dior's soldiers marched out in unison. do you like this collection?



  1. Being a loyal DH fan, not trying to be a downer, I think KVA's collection is getting worse and worse every year. I am an old school DH fan (all the back from Solitaire) and I have to say the direction from KVA is a lil lost and some of the pieces are not DH DNA anymore - besides the darts he seemed to have kept I don't any piece I like anymore. Also the prices had went through the roof! I shirt is now £280 where it was like £180 a few yrs ago. It is shocking!

  2. wasn't really impressed by it! I believe LV and Hermes did way better than Dior this season

  3. do ont agree...LV and Hermes bored me a lot

  4. What do you mean 'but i thought since i'm there might as well catch a show' How do you just catch a show!? I catch a bus, a cold but not a show. I'd love to catch a show but....
    I need you in my life.

  5. Did you get an invitation?

  6. Dior is the most Boring menswear in Paris. Ok, the colours are great and everything is cool but it's so safe! Even Hermes is more exciting.
    I used to love KVA but what i need now at Dior is some new blood!

  7. I think people need to get over Hedi Slimane :/ I'm glad designers this season are pushing for a different silhouette

    I wonder why is Karl Lagerfeld doing over there. I heard he attends a lot of the Dior Homme shows but he doesn't look like he's decked up in KVA's outfits.

  8. i love how the skinny the models are. skinnies 4eva. -- @t_phuck


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