Dior launches its spring 2022 Cactus Jack men’s collection with Travis Scott
Cactus, Texas and Mo. City were the first three moodboard additions to set the tone and psychedelic design for the Dior Homme Spring 2022 show. Grammy-nominated artist and designer Travis Scott worked alongside the fashion house emblematic to create Cactus Jack Dior, the first complete Dior collection ever created with a musician, as well as the most fashionable collection since the early 2000s by Gaultier.
“A conversation – between two friends, two cultures and two different eras – results in a collection that explores the identities of a revolutionary modern musician and the legacy of one of the main Parisian fashion houses”, Dior wrote on collection and collaboration.
The collection pays an intricate tribute to the deserted scenes of Texas, which is not only Scott’s birthplace, but also where Christian Dior went to celebrate the debut of his collection in 1947 in the United States.
The complete collection consists of cleverly designed tops, jackets and pants for a precise fit, as well as a series of smart graphics and crisp color looks that combine sportswear and tailoring. The artistic director of Dior Mens, Kim Jones, also collaborated with the artistic director of Dior Joaillerie, Victoire de Castellane, on a piece of jewelry – a cactus necklace, flowered with precious stones – made especially for the show. The shoes were also a big part of the collection with three different models of black, beige and brown. With tops washed out to look like touring merchandise and accessories derived from the ’60s archives, the collection offers a quirky take on traditional attire.
The entire collection offers an ultra-fun flair with an added sense of maturity in the colors used which feature cooler hues of jet black and twilight gray, to warmer tones of soft pinks and undertones of mocha brown. , and a striking spice of lime green and seaside blues.
“It’s a label and a movement, an idea and an inspiration that we try to instill and keep moving forward,” Scott said. WWD. “Trying to help the world with new design and inspiring experiences.”
A clip from the show hit the internet with countless retweets and likes of a clip showing Scott playing Z-Ro’s “Mo City Don” as models walked the runway in longing to travel. The track is a historically legendary piece of Mo. City, TX culture that is more reminiscent of how Scott still represents where he came from.
A few notable pieces include: a white button with a touch of blue covered with a design of George Condo as well as a sweater with the word “Jack” which is derived from Scott’s creative company “Cactus Jack” spelled out of the logo. Dior Oblique.
Noted by WWD, the show was a “riot” as fans walked over to Scott, resulting in an impromptu mosh pit. The presentation brought together 500 guests and while it was Dior’s first men’s show For months, it has also been the first big celebrity fashion moment in Paris since the Covid-19.