Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
LESS IS MORE
Paris: Minimalist tailored styles with fluid silhouettes characterized the Dior Homme F/W 11 assortment; designer Kris Van Assche described the look as “comfortable luxury.” Modest cuts, wide-brimmed hats and a color palette that barely strayed from the grayscale hinted at Amish influences. Frayed edges and understated shapes read humbly, but the fabrics were plush; cashmeres and fine woolens allowed for easy draping and smooth layering. Upscale but unfussy, it was also the lack of visible detail that communicated a high level of luxury. Concealed closures and hidden seams reflected attention to sleek design and quality craftsmanship.
Colors: Heather gray / Primary red / Castor gray / Steel gray / Eggshell white / Black
Key Items: Piped tee / Double-faced cloak / Wide-leg pleated trouser / Cashmere coat / Boxy blazer / Jersey turtleneck / Tailored vest / Collarless button-front / Closure-less cardigan / Minimalist trench
Materials: Lightweight wool wovens / Shearling / Cashmere knits
Details + Trim: Contrast facings / Concealed plackets / Piping / Tiny collars / Pieced constructions / Shawl collars / Raw-edged crew necks / Gun flaps / Contrast stitch detailing / Frayed edges / Narrow lapels
Accessories + Footwear: Stocky oxfords / Minimalist backpacks and totes / Wide-brimmed hats
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