Dior Homme Spring 2012

Is very hard to believe, but I was a little disappointed in this seasons Menswear collections from both Milan and Paris. I felt as though there was not enough originality and innovation, it all seemed a bit lukewarm. I am also shocked that this season Phillip Lim didn’t steal my heart as my favorite, instead I give that honor to Mr Kris Van Assche at Dior Homme. I wasn’t blow away, but I did enjoy the aesthetic he went for. I loved the use of primarily dark colors, and the tension he created with the white and tan hues that accompanied them. The modernity and stark nature of the shapes were definitely a plus, and I also was pleased to see new shapes in blazer cuts and pant silhouettes. I also thought the leather work was brilliant along with the accessories, but I was not impressed with the hats. They reminded me too much of the Siki Im, Amish style hats from last season. Overall it was a smartly executed meditation on simplicity, well that’s what I drew from it anyway. Take a look at some of my top pick from the collection:

Dior Homme

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