The Sun Must Have His Shade

Dior Homme SS14
30 June 2013

Kris Van Assche took us back to the Tennis Club de Paris this season, Dior Homme’s established location, after a couple of seasons away.

With Pet Shop Boys’ Paninaro on the soundtrack, a song referencing youths who’d meet at sandwich bars and fast food restaurants in Italy in the 80s, driven by designer clothes and pop music, his proposal was given a subliminal context.
Those are the exact things his customer does today, worldwide.

A collection of concise suiting and gloss sportswear, his seasonal statement was series of jackets with geometric patches – like dominos all in a line. Which is exactly what M/M Paris plastered on the 7″ vinyl sized invite, complete with disc sticker. For the finale, we had PSB’s Domino Dancing, as his models walked through a mirrored labyrinth. What was once a rigid line up fragmented into each other.
Feeling and looking the part, back to the sandwich shop they went.

GALLERYBackstage at this show

GALLERYCatwalk looks from this show