Since Kris Van Assche took over the creative direction at Dior Homme he has been rethinking the silhouette which came to define the latter part of the noughties. Assche’s predecessor Hedi Slimane made the rock n’ roll look work again, collaborating with musicians in campaigns, but achieved it through tailoring. A Dior skinny suit used to be one of the things I dreamed of owning, but now, with the high street producing skinnier than thou suits, it all seems to be saturated and the look simply has to end.
Dior Homme SS/09 Campaign.
The shift has been happening for the past couple of seasons and following in the footsteps of women’s fashion, men’s versions of the peg and harem trousers have given hope that there is life after skinny jeans doesn’t involve bootcut.
Well the A/W for Dior Homme still sees the same slim tailoring, but this time it’s the relaxed trousers with oversized trenches that steal the show. Colette describes the collection as a ‘return in the quintessence’ and the woolen trousers pictured above are a highlight of the first pieces of the collection to arrive on the website.