If you are a fan of variety in your modern suiting, then the runway looks from the Dior Pre-Fall 2019 Men’s show are sure to excite you. New creative director of Dior Homme, Kim Jones, has given fresh life to the label at the show in Tokyo, Japan by giving popular street styles a more polished, dressed-up look – and giving formalwear a touch of trending streetwear edge.
Coats, jackets, and kimonos were on display for the season, with metallic finishes and reimagined tailoring standing out on the collection’s the strongest pieces.
For the show’s first-ever setting in Tokyo, Dior collaborated with Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama to create a larger-than-life, nearly 40-foot female robot centerpiece for the runway. The high-tech and scene-stealing bot gave a futuristic vibe to the space, and echoed the forward-thinking new collection. The brand explained the installation represents “optimistic futurism.”
“It’s a modern and free woman; essentially, a deification of all the women I wanted to pay homage to with this sculpture,” Hajime Sorayama said about the work, via Dior Mag.
The artist also reworked the Dior Oblique motif and logo for this collection, adding to the “retro-future” theme of the entire show.
The star-studded runway event was attended by stars and fashion fans from around the globe, like David Beckham, Bella Hadid, Hiroomi Tosaka, Kiko Mizuhara, A$AP Rocky, Kate Moss, and many more.