Dior’s Kim Jones is a multi-faceted genius in his own right. At the heart of the recent Dior Men Pre-Fall 2019 collection, his passion for artistic collaboration shone through. This in turn was manifested by Monsieur Christian Dior’s love for avant-garde art, having run a gallery before forever changing the fashion world with his couture label in 1946. Thankfully, Jones has translated this ingenuity into a collection of Carribean-ready pieces, and you’ll be inclined to pack more than just a couple of them.

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The concept of integrating artistic prints into summery clothing is as fresh as a lemonade left under the sun for hours, but Jones didn’t entrust his vision to any artist. Japanese hyperreal sculptor Hajime Sorayama was the perfect man for the job — after all, his erotic fembot sculptures formed the basis of the pre-fall collection. 

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The Dior Men’s Beachwear 2019 might be Jones’ first take at the segment but he’s on the right track. Two new patterns by Sorayama — ‘Seascape’ and ‘Hawaiian Robots’ — define the capsule, both an eclectic contrast of glossy futurism with wild nature, and an obvious mash-up of the his aesthetic with Jones’ passion for travel and wildlife.

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Like any stellar beachwear offering, the collection is a tight edit that ranges from the now-trending Hawaiian shirts and lightweight packable jackets, to Bermuda shorts, beach towels, and silk bandanas. A trio of bag styles — the cabal, belt-bag, and Dior ‘Roller’ — are rendered in the same kitsch, as are an updated version of Dior’s Oblique sneakers. 

Scroll through the gallery below for the rest of the collection.

Shatricia Nair
Senior Writer
Shatricia Nair is a motoring, watches, and wellness writer who is perpetually knee-deep in the world of V8s, tourbillons, and the latest fitness trends. She is fuelled by peanut butter and three cups of coffee a day.