On Tuesday night, the Internet lit up merely minutes before the show after it was announced that Dior Men had collaborated with Shawn Stussy.
No surprise came from Kim Jones. After all, Dior’s newest creative director was the force behind the iconic Louis Vuitton x Supreme collaboration. Shawn Stussy sold his brand, Stussy, to a man named Frank Sinatra (not the singer) back in 1996, but has been abreast with the arts ever since. He came back to fashion more than two decades later, partnering with Kim on re-launching Dior’s menswear.
With Stussy helming the French brand’s logo and putting his DNA in every look, each of the models walked down the runway in crisp bucket hats, beaded camp shirts, with Dior Nike Air sneakers (Kim is a huge self-described sneakerhead). But perhaps the biggest head-turner were the finale looks with each model spray-painted with a neon green blindfold. With dewy complexions, wet, tousled hair, the looks added an air of 90’s freedom and cool.
Well, that’s how Peter Philips, the brand’s creative and image director, who came up with the look, put it. “A cool look that emphasizes the natural beauty of men,” he says in a release.
The secret to getting that pop of color without over-doing it is “clean and luminous skin,” he says. For the face, he used Dior Homme Dermo skincare as well as Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer. It mattifies and blurs imperfections while giving that natural look, he said. After, he evened out the complexion with Dior Forever Undercover Concealer and The Flash Luminizer as a touch up. The brows came next, which he combed upwards
With the face ready, Peter sprayed a strip of neon green across the eyes with an airbrush. “In this way, futuristic, colorful and graphic eyes seem to pop out of the shadow created by the bucket hat, ” he explains.