Dior Men and Sacai Collaborate on Capsule Collection
The luxury powerhouses unveil a dynamic collection that encompasses ready to wear, footwear, and accessories.
Dior Men has teamed up with Japanese label Sacai on a dynamic capsule collection that merges the distinct dialogues of both houses. Creative directors Kim Jones and Chitose Abe — of Dior Men and Sacai, respectively — toyed with the concept of hybridity through the duo’s distinct design hallmarks and juxtaposed cultures. The result is a streamlined range of accessories and ready to wear that offers an updated take on a slew of both label’s most sought-after pieces.
Like many luxury collaborations nowadays, Dior and Sacai unveiled a blossoming logotype that combines the pair’s distinct synergy. Hidden in the boldface ‘i’of Dior is ‘Sacai,’ smartly branding the luxury collaboration while also hinting at the unmistakable identities of both labels.
Silhouette-wise, the collaboration incorporates streetwear hallmarks of Sacai with the unmistakable tailoring expertise of Dior Men. Kim Jones signatures — sleek overcoats and chic accessories — are merged with the Japanese label’s distinctive utilitarian design features. Not only reworking storied Dior shapes, the collection incorporates the workwear influences of Abe through Japanese denim and drawstring features.
Staying true to the heritage of the Parisian house, Jones and Abe offered their interpretation of the Saddle universe bags. Most notably, the two creatives merged Sacai-inspired notions like nylon detailing and functional pouches with the sleek universe of Dior Men. Mixing synthetic textiles with supple leathers, the resulting saddle bags are sleek, wearable, and are sure to be a major hit amongst menswear consumers.
Rounding out the collection are versions of the Dior Snow and Explorer boots — with updated layered soles — and a gold brass and pearl bracelet complete with the ‘CD’ logo. Longtime friends and first-time collaborators, Kim Jones and Chitose Abe’s capsule collection will be available starting November, 2021.