Traveling between time, space, and seasons, the French house fuses utility with luxury in a romantic menswear presentation

Dior Homme’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection featured everything needed for a backpacking trip through Europe. Airy pastels, cottagecore straw hats, reclaimed cashmere, tailored shorts with built-in turned-down waistbands, wooly socks tucked in gardening shoes, twists on artist Duncan Grant’s working suits, and a set inspired by the Bloomsbury group member.

Dior’s press release shares, “Here, we are mixing the utilitarian, natural, and gardening elements with stylised, luxurious, new look facets… There is an idea of the passage of time, the changing weather and light of the seasons.”

For the house’s 75th anniversary, models walked down a garden runway between dollhouse replicas of Dior’s birth home and Grant’s country residence. The flowers were in full bloom, turning the show into a romantic getaway. Everything was “at once extravagant and practical, formal and informal, [betraying] a stratification of history but [evoking] an effortless contemporary existence.”