A day before the show we broke the news of the collaboration and the streets of Paris were ready for it. After over a year of no fashion week reason to go hit the streets the fashion children were out to greet him. Travis Scott the Houston-born rapper arrived and co-signed working alongside its artistic director Kim Jones on the DIOR MEN’S SPRING 2022 COLLECTION The Cactus Jack Dior line brought a touch of Texas to the French fashion house this season
DIOR PRESENTS THE SUMMER 2022 MEN’S COLLECTION
At Dior Men, Kim Jones is continuing to drop it like it’s hot for streetwear fans with a little classic men’s wear pieces dropped in. Yet, this collaboration is epic because he continued to bring his background to marry different worlds and influences with menswear for Spring 2022.
This season the creative director tapped Travis Scott, the Grammy-nominated rapper, songwriter and producer who was recently honoured by the Parsons School of Design.
The duo made fashion history with “the first full Dior collection ever created with a musician for the house,” according to a press release announcing the partnership.
DIOR SUMMER 2022 MEN’S COLLECTION
Spring 2022, titled Cactus Jack Dior (after Scott’s label, Cactus Jack Records), debuted during Paris Fashion Week last Friday. The collection drew from the desert landscapes of Texas, a nod to both Scott’s home state and a place house founder Christian Dior visited when he brought his debut collection to the United States in 1947. “A conversation – between two friends, two cultures, and two different eras – results in a collection that explores the identities of a groundbreaking modern musician and the heritage of one of the leading Parisian couture houses,” Dior wrote in the show notes.
KIM JONES AND TRAVIS SCOTT COLLABORATE
The colour palette features a soothing mix of pale pinks, café browns, dusty greys, creamy whites and pale blues, with pops of black and electric green. With Jones’ signature mix of exquisite tailoring and sportswear-inspired separates.
The graphics seen throughout — on prints, on embroidery, on patches — are a mix of Scott’s drawings and images from the Dior archive.
His touch extended beyond the clothes: The line debuted against a backdrop that married the blooms in Dior’s childhood garden with the desert Scott grew up with, according to Anders Christian Madsen’s review for Vogue. Attendees included Bella Hadid, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing and Miss Fame.
DIOR MEN’S SPRING 2022 COLLECTION
There’s also collaboration within the collaboration this season, on a line of shirts hand-painted by George Condo that will be auctioned off to fund scholarships for the next generation of creatives.
The big question who will wear it. What will cop the Dior Men’s Spring 2022 collection when it finally drops?
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