DIOR-HOMME FALL-WINTER 2019
KIM JONES AND HAJIME SORAYAMA COLLABORATE IN TOKYO FASHION SHOW
The Dior Homme fall-winter 2019 pre-collection show in Tokyo featured a collaboration between Kim Jones, director of the Parisian Dior house, and Hajime Sorayama, best known for his pin-up robots. The marriage of the two minds featured science fiction inspired pieces with modern touches, all within a larger than life show.
The star of the show was a 12 meter high female robot made of aluminum. Sorayama’s statue served to celebrate the femininity that made Christian Dior famous in the first place. Neon purple, blue, green, and cherry blossom pink lights illuminated the figure, making it the striking center of the show.
Aside from the spectacular show, Sorayama helped redesign the Christian Dior logo, making the “CD” initials more graphic and illuminated. His science fiction influence on the collection itself was complemented by Kim Jones’ themes and use of luminous materials. Sorayama also had a huge influence on the jewelry and accessory line, combining surrealism with Jones’ intricate details.