Dior Homme - Menswear Show Autumn/Winter 2015/16 in Paris with interview

The curtains rose to reveal the most elegant Dior menswear collection, with violinists lined up along the middle of the catwalk and with men in formal wear. Kris Van Assche offered a range of suits in all shapes in a contemporary spirit. Houndstooth, Prince of Wales check and pinstripes, are reinterpreted in an urban version, outlined with a hint of yellow, or with enlarged prints. The sporty side is equally present through trousers with elasticized waists in shiny leather and the use of denim for jackets and trousers. A dynamic collection, clean cut, powerful, and precise combining the classics of a masculine wardrobe through researched materials for an innovative allure. To note: the trainers with colourful and grooved soles which accessorize the suits. Interview: Kris Van Assche: I wanted a very formal show, very sartorial, because at Dior the suit, the know how of the tailoring will always be the central point, but I wanted it to be modern, I was imagining a young man going to a premiere at the Opera Garnier, but not watching Swan Lake but watching a contemporary dance show by Pina Bausch. Everything was mixed, using the atelier to make it contemporary, using the classic instruments to make it contemporary, all that creates metaphors and I hope makes an elegant silhouette, but very modern. You have to touch all the pieces, made from nylon, knitwear, it is knitted, sometimes like the basket ball net, there is lots of energy for a dynamic silhouette of a modern man. Karl Lagerfeld: It was superb, I wanted to wear all of it as a client, especially the kind of long suit – I love that, I believe in that, the kind of clothes I have lots of, but that’s what I love, I think it’s the most flattering above anything else, that, and the sporty side. Music from the show

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