To attain freedom is to live by our own rules, to create our own history. And if there’s a man that’s currently rewriting his own rulebook – amongst many things – it’s Dior’s Menswear Creative Director, Kim Jones. Perhaps one of the most celebrated fashion talents of our generation, the British designer channels that forward-thinking, boundary-pushing energy into his creations, whilst always making sure to acknowledge and respect the history of the Maison. The Winter ’22 collection is a prime example.
Earlier this year, Jones presented his latest autumnal showcase set against a stunning recreation of Paris’s ornate Pont Alexandre III, and it just seemingly coincided with the Maison’s 75th anniversary. The collection resulted in a celebration of the house codes, highlighting Dior’s living history through reinterpreted designs that bridged the past, present and future.
Featuring a delicate and romantic approach to menswear, one that truly embodied a free spirit, the collection consisted of a straightforward reimagination of the iconic ‘Bar’ jacket which was now tailored to accentuate the waist and hips; sleek tailoring which came in the form of relaxed trousers, luxurious oversized coats and embellished cardigans; and a series of sportswear pieces to signal Jones’ approach to comfort.
The collection also elevated Dior’s sense of drama by pairing glistening chainmail vests with sharp buttoned-down shirts and monochrome pantsuits or completing a formal suit with the highly adorned Dior x Birkenstock collaboration.
In case you needed it, the successful autumnal collection was renewed proof that Jones continuously has his finger on the pulse of things – but always with a nod of respect to the Maison’s archives – and above anything else, it caters to every type of man out there.
A universal value of the human spirit, the idea of freedom allows the opportunity to rewrite the rules and what it means to be ‘free’.
He creates his own freedom.
Senior Editor: Meeran Mekkaoui | Concept: Jessica Bounni | Production: Kristine Dolor | Videographer & Director: Sabrina Rynas | Stylist: Daniel Negron from MMG artists | Grooming: Nadine Elias from MMG Artists | Talent: Danny Aridi