On Friday, Dior Men's's Artistic Director Kim Jones presented his sophomore collection for the French house some 6,000 miles away from home in Tokyo. (Just Tuesday, Jones's colleague Pierpaolo Piccioli put on Valentino's first-ever coed show in the same city, and to much critical acclaim.) For Jones's second outing at the head of Dior's menswear operations, the Louis Vuitton alumnus presented a contemporary, rather futuristic homage to his host city.
In a press release, Dior noted that Jones drew on the "hypermodern reality of Japanese culture today," exploring not just "the historical myth of Japan," but also "its modern actuality, referencing both the country's storied past and its often-imagined future." The finished range came exclusively in a neutral color palette of black, grey and white, with pops of blue, brown and metallics peppered in, as well. The fabrication, meanwhile, was luxurious: Silks and velvets intermingled with a variety of wools and even high-gloss lamé, accented by utilitarian clasps and, obviously, saddle bags.
Click through the gallery below to see the Dior Men's Pre-Fall 2019 collection in full.