editorialesque » johansson + szczukiecki for metal

by Jeremy Danté

 

as kris van assche continues to revitalize what it means to be the dior man, a resurgence of 90’s style is seen clearly defined by the current dior homme collection. shot by greg gex, styled by matthieu pabiot, alexander johansson of new york models appears alongside tomek szuczkiecki of wilhelmina for this metal magazine advertorial. ruled by clean lines & sleek design, i love both the designs of kris van assche’s name sake label & greatly admire his mission with dior homme. noticeably more modernized & a creative stand alone, when considering brand consistency alongside dior’s womenswear label, KVA deconstructs the idea of great menswear & allows new ground to be broken. the editorial spread, with intense lighting & dramatic shadows is a fitting representation of this new modernized vision. while i do recognize some 90’s elements within the collection, i feel as though not enough references in design were created to base an entire advertorial spread on them.   

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