Dior Men’s Summer 2021 collection is best defined as a celebration of identity, as it bridges art with creativity. For the collection, Dior Men’s artistic director Kim Jones collaborates with Ghanaian-born, Vienna-trained artist Amoako Boafo.
Fusing the power of creativity with art’s ability to transport, they have created an intimate, all-encompassing, and honest cultural conversation that lives and breathes through Dior Men’s Summer 2021 Collection.
A True Creative Dialogue
Each piece in Dior Men’s Summer 2021 collection utilises Boafo’s artworks as both an inspiration as well as foundation. Like his paintings, colours used in the collection are drawn from his vivid, near-surreal hues.
Alongside the key colours of yellow, blue, coral, and green, prints are drawn from graphic patterns that characterise his work. In reference to that, three-dimensional surfaces are intricately realised, printed, and layered within the collection.
This includes ribbed knits, incorporating jacquard patterns, evoking the appearance of a painted canvas. In other pieces, embroideries, knitwear, and intarsia literally translate specific works by Boafo to the wearer’s body. Silhouettes are narrow, streamlined, sportswear-influenced yet with the perfect tailoring characteristic of a couture house.
The creative collaboration is also not merely resigned to fashion. In a prolongation of these dazzling encounters, Dior perpetuates its commitment by highlighting and celebrating the work of young artists. As such, the house is also supporting an art initiative spearheaded by Boafo for the creation of a place of residence in Ghana for young artists.
Slip On Style
The new Dior Atlas sandals are also new for Summer 2021 and perfectly complement the ensemble. Designed by Jones, the new footwear combines innovation and exceptional savoir-faire. The Atlas sandals are available in three versions to cater to discerning styles.
Choose from the Dior Oblique canvas with black or beige suede or the black neoprene with khaki suede – its sole woven with rope, while the sides, adorned with mesh, add a delicate touch of openwork. Reflecting the art of detail, the name “Dior” as well as the CD Icon logos give these pieces an elegant signature.
As a final touch, these Japanese-inspired shoes – a nod to a country Jones admires and loves – pair with matching Dior Oblique socks for an ultra-modern look.