DIOR HOMME F/W 2017-18 THE VIDEO
SARTORIAL MEETS STREET
References to rave parties, to the Gabber subculture, to the Candy-Boys, not to mention tributes to the legendary Monsieur Dior, rocked Kris Van Assche’s Dior Homme collection for Fall/Winter 2017-18.
With the custom-coined term “Hardior” appearing on cropped and hooded sweat tops and Tees, mixed with sharp tailoring and double-edged silhouettes, in a palette of black with flashes of color, the attitude that emerged was pure and raw with a renewed interpretation of luxury. The same mood that reverberates in the season’s video shot backstage. In his quest to prove that the suit is still alive even among the Insta-obsessed generations, and that it should simply be lightened up with a contemporary street vibe, Van Assche regrouped a number of models who dip into the gabber scene that in the mid Nineties sparked the Dutch and Belgian youth. Wearing the standout looks and accessories of the season, they move rapidly, sometimes frenetically, with highly-charged physicality to a wild and thrashing beat. The effect is bold, edgy, controlled and sharp, just like the collection.
Because as Van Assche puts it, “they should just let us rave.”