Dior Men’s x Sacai
by Stephen Garner

Dior Men’s has released its much-anticipated collaboration with Japanese label Sacai.

Dior Men’s artistic director Kim Jones worked alongside Sacai’s Chitose Abe to create this new men’s capsule collection. Each look is the result of a discussion between Jones and Abe – long-time friends, and now creative collaborators for the first time. This unique collection represents an exchange of ideas between two creatives, a true fusion.

Garments combine Dior tailoring with Sacai’s sportswear hallmark. Characteristic Dior silhouettes – overcoats, the Tailleur Oblique – are combined with new fabrics and techniques drawn from the Sacai universe. Floral decorations from the Dior universe are combined with modern fabrications of Sacai. The color palette is focused on predominantly black and white, evoking a mid-century fashion photograph brought to life.

Japanese denim is used for pieces that blend workwear shapes and utilitarian detailing with the refinement of a Parisian couture house; emblematic Dior pieces, including soft berets executed by Stephen Jones, are re-examined and reworked, embracing Dior history from a new perspective.

The various bags in the Saddle universe are distinctive for utilitarian embellishments – like pockets or drawstrings – specific to the Japanese brand, but also for an interplay of materials such as nylon and leather in vibrant shades of olive and orange, echoing the classic Sacai bomber jacket. The soles of the Dior Snow and Dior Explorer boots are boldly layered, reflecting Sacai’s inventive vocabulary. Jewels add a final touch of originality, with the CD Icon logo in gold- and silver-finish brass punctuated with Sacai’s signature pearls.