TOKYO DIOR HOMME TOKYO NIGHT MAY 2004
Much of Hedi’s work at Dior Homme was truly elegant – the fabrics were beautiful, the color palette was rich, and there was a unifying aesthetic to his best collections.
Hedi’s passions for rock and rocker boys were obvious then, but there was a certain formalism at Dior that constrained his impulse to blindly reproduce that culture in his designs, and that tension resulted in some incredible work. By contrast, this is Hedi in full-on candy store mode, madly churning out a pastiche of rocker styles. This is Hedi’s private psychodrama, writ large on the world stage. I’m disappointed that Pilati was ousted for this, and I hope that his minders at PPR can reproduce whatever the conditions were of that intellectual ferment that led to Hedi’s period of brilliance at Dior.
– Random kid on SZ nails it - Thoughts on Hedi Slimane’s recent SLP fall 2013 collection (via bostonroll)
Dior Homme 2002, David Lindwall shot by Richard Avedon
Gray rocking a BBC hat, Patagonia vest, Dior jeans, and Blundstone boots. (Taken with Instagram)