Dior Homme Debuts Black Carpet Collection
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Featuring classic formal ready-to-wear in an updated form, Dior Homme unveils the Black Carpet collection for Spring/Summer 2017 under the label’s creative director, Kris Van Assche. Reworking the evening suit by playing with embellishment codes and challenging new design limits, the line features paint splashes, cuts, and hidden embroidery to outfit a harder contemporary effect based off the brand’s traditional codes. Experimenting with these new techniques, and continuing down the dark path the recent canvas collection originally paved, the line integrates looks with houndstooth, check wool, jacquard, and small pieces of velvet. The garments are at the same time classic yet defiant, a daring combination that Van Assche drives home with expert care.