Genius Dior artistic director Kim Jones continues to foster strong relationships with contemporary art luminaries and the most recent resulting collaboration is the epitome of excellence and cool. This recipe is pure magic.
Following previous spectacular collections presented with visual artist Kenny Scharf and Hajime Sorayama among others, Dior Homme presented a dramatic show naturally titled “Dior Doig”, featuring Scottish-Trinidad based painter Peter Doig’s sets and patterns on jacquards and jackets. Some of Doig’s most iconic motifs – including his depictions of mysterious lions – featured in the remarkable garments. Jones studied at Saint Martins, like Doig, and the affinities between the two visual languages were very organic and symbiotic.
Peter Doig is widely known as one of the most established painters working today, exploring mystery, deepness of paint, evocative of atmospheric natural landscapes and lone figures. His large-scale scenes explore the psychological and physical spaces between description and invention, representation and abstraction. Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones said about him: “Amid all the nonsense, impostors, rhetorical bullshit and sheer trash that pass for art in the 21st century, Doig is a jewel of genuine imagination, sincere work and humble creativity.”
This recent collection featured brown, orange, yellow and dark blue tones, perfectly married with rich and delicate textures. Hats were made by Stephen Jones, adding an extra drop of total luxury and taste.