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The paired down white set provided a suitable backdrop for the Dior Homme show this weekend against a collection with a dominantely subdued palette - looks came in dark grey, black and deep chocolate with flashes of head-to-toe bright red looks for good measure.
The collection was all about austerity and restraint, a theme we saw designer Kris Van Assche do so well last season. Blazer jackets - with just the right amount of slouch - came with thin lapels, teamed with basic tees and wide trousers and Amish style wide brimmed hats. Thicker wool was used on monochromatic coats thrown over loose fitted suits and simple turtlenecks.
Despite the relaxed fit, the tailoring was all there on long coats, structured grey jackets and classic grey trousers, but continued in the fluid direction that we saw for S/S11. "After summer, which was really very fluid, it was a challenge to make a winter season seem fluid," Van Assche told . "Obviously, materials are thicker and are layered."