Kim Jones did what he does best – he returned to Dior’s rich archives and birthed a modern men’s offering that we didn’t know we needed but now we absolutely do.
The artistic director of menswear revisited Christian Dior’s debut 1947 “New Look” show, turning not to the clothing for his spring/summer 2019 inspiration, but instead to the chairs that seated the founder’s clients during haute couture shows at his salon on Avenue Montaigne in Paris.
The Napoléon III-style chairs chosen by Christian Dior and interior designer Victor Grandpierre featured a rattan cannage design – two warp and weft threads joined with two crossed diagonal threads – that would later be used on the packaging of the maison’s L’Eau Fraîche perfume, eventually becoming an iconic house code.
Now Jones reintroduces the symbol in two perforated leather bags: a weekender and a shopper. Laser cut and carefully handcrafted, the new cannage men’s bags represent the fusion of couture heritage with contemporary style.
The bags are available in black and tan with an inside canvas pouch featuring the Dior bee reimagined by American artist Kaws.
We’ll being adding this line to our Dior bag collection, thanks.