Dior and Japanese label Sacai have teamed up to create a men’s capsule collection that marries two identities and aesthetics, a combination of two artistic perspectives in one new vision, framed by Dior heritage.
The collection is a creative conversation between long-time friends and first-time collaborators Kim Jones, Dior men’s Artistic Director, and Chitose Abe, founder of Sacai, and is exemplified as the name of Sacai is figured into the “I” of the Dior logo. Dior X Sacai fuses signature Dior floral decorations and silhouettes, such as overcoats and Jones’ Tailleur Oblique suit blazer, with sportswear signatures from the Japanese label, including modern fabrications and techniques from Abe’s universe. Jones and Abe come together in this project to blur the boundaries between formal, sport, and streetwear, as Abe’s mixed materials reinspire Dior and Jones’ traditional tailoring.
The 57-piece men’s collection gives a taste of both Paris and Tokyo, where Japanese denim blends workwear shapes and detailing with soft berets executed by Stephen Jones, along with snap fastener side vents, sharp shirts and sneakers, in a hybrid concept Sacai is known for. As if the garments live in a mid-century fashion photograph, the classic and sleek capsule exists in a focused black, blue, white and cream color palette.
The iconic Dior Saddle Bag is reimagined with utilitarian pockets and elastic chords, inspired by Sacai’s essential bomber jacket, in vibrant shades of olive and orange and materials of Nylon and leather. Dior Snow and Dior Explorer boots return for the collection as well, embellished with jewels, and the CD Icon logo is in gold and silver finish brass with Sacai’s signature pearls.
“I’ve always loved [Chitose Abe] and I just think she’s one of the coolest women in the world,” Jones told WWD. “It’s just a really key mix between what Dior and Sacai is, and it was a way of having a conversation through the pandemic.”
View every look from the new collection in the gallery below.
Dior X Sacai launches in November 2021.
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