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Dior Homme creates the space-age businessman

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm •  Published: January 19, 2013

A red pin stripe recurs as a futuristic cult-like symbol, a triangle within a square; shoe heels are encased in a smooth, clear plastic so they don't leave a trace; and traceless, too, are the smoothly covered zipper fastenings.

This secret Dior man will pass through time minimalist and unnoticed.

In Raf Simon's recent women's wear designs for Christian Dior, waists were cinched in a reworking of the 1950s bar jacket with peplum.

Here Van Assche is adding his menswear voice to the fashion conversation, by echoing this style through delineating the waist. He raised it, military style, through a belt almost halfway down the torso; this was mirrored, beautifully, by the cult-like symbols, which bisected the waist at the exact same point.

This Dior man can indeed afford look to the future — with a collection like this, it's a bright, if sanitized, place.


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