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Dior Homme’s Winter 2017 Show – Just Let Us Rave!

Celebrating 10 years at Dior Homme, Kris Van Assche has created an Autumn/Winter 17 collection full of references to new wavers, ravers and romantic punk rockers, taken from the gabber scene that reached Rotterdam in the mid-90’s.

According to the Creative Director of Dior Homme, Kris Van Assche, the intention behind this collection was to create something that was really, truly Dior. Surprised by how much the brand’s DNA really pervaded the space; he just juxtaposed it with a structure that was much more raw, much younger, as if we were at a rave. So he created something really very Dior Homme above the waist, with a much more street look on the bottom, with a lot of references to music, and the new wave but also raves, gabbers, candy boys… It’s a collection full of childhood memories gathered in one look.

“For a long time now I’ve been following the work of American artist Dan Witz, who does very realistic paintings of mosh pits, the vigorous dancing, and jumping up and down. In my research I watched a lot of documentaries on gabbers, candy boys, youth subcultures who went out in eccentric outfits,” Van Assche explained.
Watch the video of the Autumn/Winter 17 collection, soundtracked by a wild gabber beat full of manic movement and dancing, and discover what happened backstage at the Dior Homme Winter 2017/2018 show, which took place at the Grand Palais in Paris:

Seen this week

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.