jamie xx and oliver sim collaborate on spring/summer 16 dior homme campaign film
The xx band members caught Kris van Assche’s eye (and ears) as he features both in Dior Homme’s latest campaign film.
Following on from the Dior Homme spring/summer 16 campaign featuring The xx's bass player and co-vocalist, Oliver Sim, actor Alain-Fabien Delon, artist Rinus Van de Velde and model Victor Nylander, creative director Kris van Assche and regular collaborator Willy Vanderperre have released the accompanying film, set to, and named after Jamie xx's melodic, post-dubstep track, Stranger in a Room.
Each character plays a version of themselves, embracing "qualities they are known for in their actual lives," as van Assche tells WWD, "we feel [they] embody something of the spirit of Dior Homme today. We wanted to create the idea of a Dior Homme world that has a dialogue with these men".
In the film, the separate lives of artist, actor, model and musician come together to embody the creativity and confidence that van Assche envisions for the modern Dior man. "In the visuals we tried to get across the idea of a collection of contemporary artist's garrets or a present day commune; a combination of the individual and the collective in a sense," van Assche continues to explain. "There is an idea of isolated individuals and then a coming together as well -- individual worlds making one Dior Homme world".
Text Felicity Kinsella
Photography courtesy Dior Homme