This season, Military themes collide head on with white-collar affluence in the Dior Homme Spring Summer 2016 line. While Kriss Van Assche’s previous season injected chic tailoring with a streak of youthful energy, this time around Dior’s menswear was took a turn for the dour on the one hand, and wildly eccentric on the other. Perhaps as commentary on the relentless demands of city life, military themes ran throughout tailored pieces normally reserved for the professionals.
Strong flashes of camo patterns made their way into shirting, three pieces suits and the argyle patterns on that most austere of garments: the golfer’s favorite knitted v-neck vest. Most nonsensically, tailored trousers were given new utility thanks to the gratuitous use of aviation-inspired zippers, perfect for the white collar worker who needs to pilot a jet fighter on the commute home.