Here’s a collaboration worth hyping over: Dior x Travis Scott for SS22
When word got out about Dior teaming up with Grammy-artist Travis Scott, the fashion world and fans of the artist went wild awaiting the release last week. Not only was it a big deal for the rapper and fans worldwide, but it was a groundbreaking moment for the rapper and fashion house to align. Calling it the Cactus Jack Dior, the name draws from Scott’s record label, Cactus Jack, but we’re sure you probably knew that.
This collection paid homage to the Maison’s deep-rooted connection to Texas, also where Christian Dior himself journeyed to celebrate his 1947 debut collection. You might have seen highlights of the collections by now, but take a close look at the venue. The show recreated Christian Dior’s childhood rose garden with cacti and a sun-bleached palette to reflect Scott’s upbringing in Houston. Our eyes were drawn to the ombre skies and pink dessert sands, a perfect backdrop for the anticipated runway show – also a great photo-op moment.
Without further ado, here’s what we loved about the Dior SS22 collection.
Two words: tailoring perfection. The full collection consists of high-street with a sophisticated charm. From soft flares, slim overcoats, high-waisted trousers, turtleneck sweaters with hand-drawn graphics, it’s obvious that the collection was designed for fashion mavens today. There is the harmonious blend of Scott’s aesthetics with sportswear elements while exuding Dior’s elegant charms. Staying true to the conviviality of summer, there are staple neutrals – in brown, black and white – to pastels and highlighter green for a pop of colour. Each look would easily pass from this summer’s wardrobe to the next summer, especially if you’re a huge fan of Travis Scott.
The moment we’ve all been waiting for: the accessories. Dior has been killing it in the accessories game lately, and this collection is not any different. Embrace the summer heat by showing up in these Dior monk-strapped sandals – flaunt it on its own or make it pop by pairing with quirky socks. If you classify yourself as a sneaker head, you’re going to adore this rendition of the hi-top skate sneakers – take a peep at the JACK oblique monogram.
Another highlighted accessory would be the sheer bucket hats and iconic saddlebags retuned with a fresh look. Imagine pairing this sturdy top-handle and waist belt bag to your everyday outfits – you’ll be the star of the show. We can foresee these two selling like hotcakes next year too. Lastly, bejewelled gems featured in every look like belts, brooches, rings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Definitely, a nice finishing touch to any Dior x Travis look.
The Travis Scott touch
Fans of Travis Scott would pick up resemblances of the rappers’ silhouette in a heartbeat. As each look portrayed Travis Scott’s styling personality with the oversized top and flared bottoms, the essence of fitted perfection managed to stand out. If you noticed the cactus and ghost motifs on several tops, it was all hand-drawn by the rapper himself – how cool is that? We bet fans of Travis Scott would love to get their hands on them.
The refreshed Monogram
The fashion house’s iconic monogram was toyed with to spell out JACK, instead of the signature Dior Oblique logo. Take a look, and imagine rocking this piece in your daily ensemble many seasons to come.
A runway show isn’t complete without your favourite celebrities. The likes of Bella Hadid, Robert Pattinson and beyond donned the finest Dior looks while supporting the release of Cactus Jack Dior.
All images credit: Dior