Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2016 Men’s Paris Fashion Week runway show featured western bow ties, color blocked ugly christmas sweaters and scarves, camel coats, wide legged pants, shirts with interesting subtle details, hideous leather and puffer coats… The show started with an overall infantile look, perhaps due to the pairing of the boxy jackets with the ties. There were, however, elevated looks, included the leather blazer- which was everything. The color palette was mostly black with burgundy and red, white, and gray thrown into the mix. The prints included gingham (both on the clothing and bags), gray and white on black and inverted black on white florals, a white and red graphic pull-over hoodie, plaid, red and black checker, a crazy baste-stitch windowpane effect on a statement coat and suit, and 4-colored embroidered pinstripes mixing all of the palette colors.
I loved the edgy d-ring and strap detailed suit. The shirt with matching blazer had this reveal of plaid from the notch lapel with a sort of illusion extended placket. The models sported black manis, 70’s hair styles, fingerless gloves, pompom knit hats with brims, black rose boutonnières, and red-laced black leather double-strap monk boots. The Dior Homme FW16 PFW collection was full of details that made the runway show stand out uniquely amongst the 70’s overloaded catwalks.