An Installation by Artist Peter Doing with Blue Skies and Stacked Sound Systems: Dior Fall/ Winter 2021 Menswear Show
by Vésma Kontere McQuillan/ Dior Press Office
January 25, 2021
Dior Fall/Winter 2021 Menswear collection by Kim Jones
For his winter 2021-2022 collection for the house of Dior, men's artistic director Kim Jones draws inspiration from the masculine extravaganza of ceremonial garb- a living link with the past, still dynamic and alive today. Like Haute couture, it connects the now with then: a window into history and heritage. Alongside heritage, the contemporary: with this collection, Kim Jones and Dior debut collaboration with Scottish-born, Trinidad- based artist Peter Doing.
The stage is an artwork, an installation devised by Doing, of blue skies. Stacked sound systems reference those in Doing's painting such as Speaker/Girl (2015). Photo: Group shot 01/22/2021 Copyright Brett Lloyd for Dior.
Christian Dior translated dreams to reality: today, Kim Jones does the same way by translating the work of Peter Doing into fashion.
Art and Fashion Dialogue
Jones, Doing and the Dior Ateliers collaborated intimately to realise this collection: exceptionally, Doing himself has not only devised motifs, but has worked by hand on a selection of wool felt hats by Stephen Jones, adding captivating hand-painted designs inspired by his own work, memories, and connections with the house of Dior.
Art and Fashion Dialogue: two animalistic emblems were specially created by Peter Doing for Dior, a likeness of Christian Dior's dog Bobby, and lion that simultaneously recalls characters of Doing's painting and a masquerade costume made by Pierre Cardin for Christian Dior in 1949, and echo evoking steadfast friendship Mr. Dior had with artists like Jean Cocteau and Christians Bérard, a passion for art and artistry that house has always cherished.
Photos copyright: Adrien Dirand for Dior/ Words Dior Press release
Collages by Christine Kalvik