From the lush rose haven in Granville to the Provencal gardens of La Colle Noire, nature has been an unwavering source ofinspiration for Christian Dior. Theworld of plants inhabitedhis work and life, and over the years, the couturier cultivated hisattachment to the countryside, to the earth, and to “simple and natural things.”
For the Dior Summer 2023 men’s line, Kim Jones chose to pay homage tothis passion–which has become one of the House’siconic themes through the collections–by partnering up withMysteryRanch for the first time.Based in Montana–close tothe Rocky Mountains, where its equipment is tested–the brand imagines bags created for adventure, resistant to the mostextreme situations, and intended, notably, for rescue services.
Combining the formal with the informal, the practical with the purely aesthetic, and outdoor culture with the demands ofluxury, the creative exchange born of theDior byMysteryRanchcollaboration gives life to bags inspired by Monsieur Dior’slove of gardening. An emblematic model of the House–transposed to the menswear universe by Kim Jones–theSaddleisreinvented in a version designed forthe outdoors, with an ingenious double-zipped compartment. It features a Nylon jacquardshoulder strap–on which a top band is stitched for attaching various accessories–an aluminum“CD”buckle, and alongsidea second, more technical, that closes the flap. This new essential accentuates the allure with an extra hint of elegance, whileremaining functional.
Dedicated to urban exploration, theGallagatorbackpack reflects a spirit of unlimited innovation thanks to the Americanlabel’s signature: its Y-shaped 3-Zip* closure system. It offers immediate access to its multiple interior storage spaces, whilethe compression straps on the front of the bag allow volume adjustment. It comes with an essential detail–a detachablewater-repellent hooded cover, elevatingutility to the ultimate fashion statement.
These utilitarian and highly desirable objects are enhanced by a quilted panel, for optimal comfort in all circumstances, anddressed in a CORDURA®re/cor™Nylon 6,6 fabric that is entirely recycled, resistant and durable, delicately embroidered witha leather badge intermingling the seal of the two Houses.
*TheY-shaped3-zip configuration of this bag is the exclusive trade dress ofMysteryRanch, Ltd. and is officially licensed toDiorCouture.
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