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  • Francesco Lo Iacono


Updated: Aug 10, 2021

Last June, for the very first time I had the honour to attend a Dior fashion show! It was an amazing experience and I needed to pinch myself a couple of times to really believe the precious moment I was living!

Stepping into the venue, I was already stunned by the design of the set, with pink sand on the floor and the four letters composing the brand name in the middle of it, like big sculptures gently consumed by time.

Of course, the set design was conceived on the basis of the inspiration behind the collection. For this season, artistic director Kim Jones, explores the notion of relic, with a collection that is a wise intersection between past, present and future.

The Spring/Summer 2020 Dior collection is the living proof of the value of a maison that's part of the history of fashion but that's constantly evolving, reshaping the savoir-faire that is quintessential to the french house.

Monsieur Christian Dior was highly influenced by architecture and sculpture, and for this season, Kim Jones creates supple and fluid volumes, combined with working methodologies that remind sculptural origins.

For Spring/Summer 2020, Kim Jones joins forces with artist Daniel Arsham working on pieces that are a delicate compromise between past and future. Revisiting the Dior archives, Arsham recreates new pieces that have been aged and crumbled like precious relics of an ancient era.

This season sees also a collaboration with the luxury luggage brand RIMOWA, with a unique capsule collection, that includes, among others, a backpack and a champagne case.

This sketch, created during the show, is part of my Paris Fashion Week SS20 live illustrated coverage for L'Officiel Hommes Italia.

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