Hey everyone! I just returned from my grad trip which lasted for a week and I visited two places: Paris and Ibiza.
I was only in Paris for a day and was fortunate enough to have been invited to the Dior Homme Été 2015 show. Kris Van Asshe, the Creative Director of Dior Homme, drew inspiration from a handwritten script written by Christian Dior himself in the 1950s.
It's my first season in Paris and the show left me speechless. I've met people from all over the world and was surprised by how many sectors there are in the industry. I've also learnt tips from photographers from Taiwan, spoke to social media correspondents and even journalists from several magazine companies. (By the way, please excuse my tired face. I travelled all night from Ibiza to Paris via London, didn't sleep the night before and only arrived in Paris 2 hours before the show.)
The show kicked off with formal tailoring. Cropped jackets and tapered trousers were seen in the signature Dior Navy, complemented with striped sweaters in plain colours and t-shirts in bold colours.
The collection progressively transformed into a nautical theme. The blue denim suit (as pictured below) definitely stood out from the rest of the collection. It's so unusual and unexpected that, originally, I thought it was a pastel blue suit. At first it looked very striking but it is definitely a eye-catching addition to the collection.
For the less formal looks, the jeans are folded to reveal the ankles and white socks. Another trend that keeps reoccurring on the runway are white trainers (hence I am guilty of owning several pairs). What do you all think about this trend?
Simple colours were layered with loud graphic prints. I really appreciate how Dior carefully put the collection together in a way that even adventurous designs can look smart. The abstract scribble print, along with the handwritten script is supposed to represent the styles of bohemian artists.
The graphic print appeared first on the shirts, eventually finding its way onto the suit and bags.
Several anoraks were spotted on the runway. Other than red (as pictured above), there was a yellow one too which was paired elegantly with a suit. Dior showed that these bright jackets can be formal enough to wear with a suit yet can also be dressed down for those chilly Summer evenings (definitely not in HK but perhaps in the UK?).
I very much agree with Mr Dior and Kris Van Asshe. Traditions and festivals play a large role in Chinese culture too and we have to maintain them in order to understand our values. They are also great opportunities for families to gather.