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For winter 2017-18, Dior Homme presented its “Celebration” collection—a direct takeaway from the teenage years full of rave parties, youth dreams, and the memories that follow. These times, sprinkled with mosh pits and waves of rebellious spirit, were worked into a fun collection full of new ideas and references. For starters, quotes like “there will be noise complaints” and “they should just let us rave” were seen stretched across some of the garments, as were energetic photos of the rise of the hardcore—now “HARDIOR”—scene by artist Dan Witz.
Also new for the brand were double-edged silhouettes, where we saw edgy tailoring meet both sartorial and street style. Black was paired with bright flashes of spirited color, and in red, teal, orange, green, purple, and white, we saw the underbellies of many coats, futuristic gradient sunglasses, hefty gloves, fur, pins, bags, hats, and belts.
The collection consisted of long, short, and sleeveless vests, leather gloves, pin-stripes, capes, trenches, sequins, and graphic tees. Surprising details made an appearance in nearly every look, whether on the pull-tie of a hoodie, or on the garment’s inside-out hand stitching. Perhaps our favorite detail, while small and light, was Monsieur Dior’s lucky necklace seen as a key chain, dangling from many of the bags and waist chains.
Through the celebration of energy, whether it be in your present day memory or past party dreams, let it be known that the raw and pure attitude of Dior Homme is on the rise—and it’s loud.