Dior Hommeâ??s New Archetype


Kris van Assche’s spring collection for Dior Homme sought to deconstruct and recontextualize the key pieces of the professional man’s wardrobe, easily at home at both the club and the country club. The archetypal three-piece suit, blazer, and collared button-up, as well as classic preppy staples like the knit polo shirt, anorak, cable-knit sweater, and plaid and argyle motifs, were reformulated with zippers, cargo pockets, and prints—most notably camouflage—and worn with sneakers. A bomber jacket and double-breasted coat, in bright orange and navy crocodile skins, respectively, encapsulated the collection’s preoccupation with the updated classic.