Dior Homme Spring/Summer 2018
Kris Van Assche is lauded for maintaining his distinct vision for Dior Homme during all these years without falling sway to dubious trends that have emerged lately from its fellow street-luxe hybrid designers. The Dior Homme man is always polished, sleek and refined, and such was the case again for Spring 2018, with a few alterations along the way. Shorts hemlines were raised higher, suits were worn without undershirts, and Dior logomania was at its peak, evident in ribbons, t-shirts and side panels. The suit/sneaker combo feels a bit tired, but the extra long vests and billowing trousers felt super modern. Crisp bomber jackets were rendered in crimson red and dream-like artwork that exuded star power. Footwear was bulky but achieved maximum affect when paired with the thigh grazing shorts. The silver necklaces were a nice touch but a feeling of less is more would have applied perfectly here. The pale, waif-like models seemed like an appropriate choice for such skin-baring ensembles, but the strongest pieces were the more voluminous items which had universal appeal.