THIS IS THE MOST RELAXED KIM JONES’ DIOR HAS EVER BEEN
Season: Resort 2022
Key Pieces: The nylon windbreaker doubles as a quilted Saddle bag and will defo be the must-cop of this season.
Release Date: TBC
Editor’s Notes: Kim Jones has injected Dior's Resort ’22 collection with the essence of Marc Bohan — the creative director who helmed the brand for three decades — incorporating the graphic patterns he developed for the house back in the 1960s. (The famous Dior Oblique pattern, for example, was a Bohan creation and can be found throughout the collection; ditto the heart-shaped "CD" initials.)
The new collection is super relaxed — it's full of elegant, roomy cuts that lend classic Dior tailoring an informal, sporty feel. It's all built from warm, neutral hues — shades of brown, cream, and green form the basis of the collection, with a bit of pink, silver, and leopard prints thrown in for fun along the way. “The color palette was really a compilation of all our favorite colors we used over the last three years," Jones said in a statement to WWD, "mixing that together and bringing it forward so that we could then move into the next step of what we do at Dior. I think it’s good to reinvent what you do."
On the accessories front, we've got sporty shades, a few bags (the Saddle is the best, followed by the Lingot weekender), and another iteration of the B30 sneaker. Take a look at the collection in full via the gallery above.