Shooting Dior Homme FW16: an Ode to the Hybrid

Kris Van Assche’s latest collection for Dior Homme was inspired by the idea of the hybrid.

It is the longstanding Belgian creative director’s ode to versatility: “Today, people don’t just fit in the box, they fit into many and all at once,” he said backstage at the label’s FW 16 presentation. A range of silhouettes were sent down the runway, and woven into them, a variety of notions on masculinity: there was the torero-esque silhouette, narrow-waisted with a bow tied around the neck, as well as a floral print, boyish take on the three-piece suit, and variations of both with sprinkles of streetwear flair – hoodies, duffle coats, shiny black dress shoe sneakers.

Van Assche presented the looks in a skatepark-themed setting, blasting Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft and seamlessly uniting youth culture codes, which resembles the discourse of teenagers on Tumblr, a platform which hosts discussions that undermine binary ways of thinking. “When you see too clearly where things come from, you’ve only done half of the job,” the 40-year-old designer once said.

In this editorial, 032c’s Marc Goehring carves out the collection’s ideas of adaptability, and multiplicity. Photographed by Marcel Nestler, a belt doubles as a choker and a necklace turns into a rosary.

Photographer: Marcel Nestler

Stylist: Marc Goehring

Model: Lukas M. @ Tomorrow Is Another Day


  • ALL A DAT ALL A DAT: Rap Crew 67 Can Make Anything

    Members ASAP, Monkey, LD, Dimzy, Liquez, and SJ are branching out. “67 can release rizla,” says LD ahead of the UK drill collective’s appearance this weekend in Berlin. “Not everybody can do that. A lot of people are just rappers.”More
  • 032c Resist Collection

    032c Resist Pin

  • David Ostrowski Brings Bauhaus to Warsaw’s Galeria Wschód

    The painter David Ostrowski has been off the radar for the last few years. A former student of Albert Oehlen and graduate of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Ostrowski is best known for his large abstract paintings, which often include the use of spray cans and a formalistic approach to shape. Now he's back, with a new body of work and two shows – the first of which opens in Warsaw at the progressive gallery space Wschód this weekend.More
  • 032c WWB Collection

    032c WWB Rugby Shirt Black

    Buy Now
  • Anders Haal and Nicole Walker Imagine Total Fluidity on Humanity’s Next Planet

    The late Stephen Hawking was convinced that humanity's time on Earth was coming to a close, and proposed Proxima Centauri b as a second planetary home. The transition off-world is one subject in a new fashion book by stylist Nicole Walker and Anders Haal, founder of Stockholm-based fashion label HAAL, that considers the illogic of borders on a cosmic scale. Here we preview the book's opening visual essay.More