Whilst navigating fashion throughout the pandemic-era, which has seen many swap suits for sweatpants, Dior’s artistic director Kim Jones, launches the Dior Spring 2021 capsule collection Modern Tailoring, taking smart-casual style to a new level.
The capsule comprises of a mix-and-match series featuring three statement jackets and three pairs of pant styles, and is complemented with the new B7 sneakers, which has been reimagined, with four new bold designs.
The statement jackets offer a design for every occasion, from the more traditional single-breasted suit jacket to the relaxed Harrington-style bomber, and, the show-stopper, the double-breasted suit jacket complete with a signature cross strap. Each jacket can be accessorised with the Christian Dior icon pin. Similarly the pants range from the customary suit trouser, to the reimagined chino, and the relaxed jogging pant.
Allowing the designs to be interchangeable, each garment from the series is available in three different fabrics: a blend of black virgin wool and mohair; textured houndstooth, and Prince of Wales check, which has been regarded as the “line’s motif nod to the house’s infinitely rich heritage.”
To help bring the capsule series to life the new line, The Modern Tailoring campaign sees Jones joined by friends of the French fashion house, modeling various pairings from the capsule collection. Talents including Algerian model Younes Bendjima, and rising star Babacar N’doye came together with French actors Jérémie Laheurte and Arnaud Valois for the campaign shot by photographer Brett Lloyd.
Kailand Morris, the son of legendary American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder, also starred in the campaign. The 19 year old is an aspiring designer and previously spent the summer before his senior year at high school interning for Dior, learning under the masterful Kim Jones.