Do you remember how designer Hedi Slimane was the main voice in menswear for most of the aughts? His super-slim silhouettes and no-nonsense minimalist aesthetic governed how chic, fashion-forward men dressed. But after he left the revered fashion house, his successor was the Belgian designer, Kris Van Assche – and we have to say, after a couple of years at the helm, he’s really stepping into his own. For A/W 2014, that minimalist aesthetic that signifies the Dior Man remains intact, but we see flourishes of color, fabric blocking, bold abstract graphic influences and some very directional knitwear. Some of our favorite pieces are the bright red peacoat with toggle closures and the form-fitting single-breasted suits.
The photography for the Dior Homme F/W campaign was executed by the French born photographer Karim Sadli. Sadli has a rich background himslef. He studied literature and philosophy at the world-renowned Sorbonne and then decided to move to London for half a decade to pursue his photography dreams at the London College of Communication. Sadli’s mastery of light manipulation and his knack for capturing modern and elegant settings are a perfect match for Van Assche’s fashions.
We know it’s still early, but this is definitely one of our favorite Fall/Winter menswear campaigns so far. See all the looks in the slideshow above.
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