Ever wondered how the products we see in luxury stores were made, and why they are a little more pricey? We always love a good behind-the-scenes film covering the entire process – from drafting, pattern-making, to actual construction and production. For Spring 2017, Dior Homme has given us just that.
Designed by Dior Homme’s Creative Director, Kris Van Assche, the sneakers collection consists of seven different styles. From high-tops to low-rise designs, the sneakers are crafted from varying materials such as leather, canvas and suede.
“I always like to blur the lines and create contrasts: the idea here was to play with a classical shape and radical techniques,” the Creative Director says of his new sneakers collection.
The alluring one-minute Dior Homme film condenses four-days of pattern-drafting, shoe-molding, and the ever-so-intricate process of stitching flat pieces together to form a three-dimensional shoe.
The shoe being featured in the film is a creation in leather, embossed with the famous Prince of Wales motif which Christian Dior used in his first collection. The sneakers are then flecked with dabs of primary colours, in tribute to the courtier’s passion for painting. That’s not all: forty-eight hours of drying time is required after a transparent coat of protective paint has been applied.
Whether you’re for sleek and polished, or wild and graphic, there’s a pair for you. For now you know that its going to be well-worth your money and more.
The Dior Homme Spring’17 sneakers are priced from S$1,300 to S$1,900, and are available in all Dior Homme boutiques.