Kim Jones' new Dior capsule reinvents classic tailoring for today

Want to bring your WFH look to the next level? Here's how.

by Mahoro Seward
17 November 2020, 3:47pm

Photography Brett Lloyd. Courtesy of Dior

Since first stepping into the role of artistic director of menswear at Dior, Kim Jones has demonstrated an unparalleled knack for using the house’s revered creative savoir-faire to express a vision that’s pertinent to the here-and-now. Tailoring is a language he’s heavily relied on to do so, using it to reimagine what clothing means to the modern man. For SS20, for example, he proposed a softened silhouette -- less severe in its contours, and with plenty of sheer organza shirting. And in his Judy Blame-inspired AW20 collection, we saw menswear imbued with rare poetry, and a couture-level operatic romance (the closing look -- a crystal embroidered cashmere coat -- lives rent-free in our minds).

Dior Modern Tailoring Campaign by Brett Lloyd

Now, in an exclusive capsule, aptly titled “Modern Tailoring”, Kim brings a fresh proposal on tailoring to the table, artfully turning the house’s craftsmanly codes to create suiting suited to the lives of men today. 

Dior Modern Tailoring Campaign by Brett Lloyd

Offering three jacket and pant styles in a wool and mohair blend, a micro-houndstooth and Prince of Wales check, the interchangeable looks span a full gamut of tailored silhouettes. For the more formally inclined, there’s an impeccably structured double-breasted jacket featuring a cross-strap, a Kim Jones signature; its formal poise is complemented by a button-down workwear silhouette, as well as a zippered Harrington shape. Similar classic-to-casual range is seen in the trousers, with a formal suit pant, a chino and a lounge-friendly pair of joggers all on offer. Keen to up your WFH fit game mid-lockdown? Here’s how to do it.

Dior Modern Tailoring Campaign by Brett Lloyd
Photography Brett Lloyd. Courtesy of Dior

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