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Dior and Stone Island Unveil Collaborative Capsule Collection

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French luxury fashion house Dior has announced a new capsule collaboration with Italian heritage brand Stone Island, set to launch this July.

In a statement, Dior highlighted the collaboration’s roots in a “shared passion for perfection and excellence in processes and clothing shapes,” celebrating the legacies of Christian Dior and Stone Island founder Massimo Osti.

Headed by Dior Men’s creative director Kim Jones, the collection fuses “the romance, rigor, and history of the Parisian haute couture atelier” with Stone Island’s “mastery of machine processes and meticulous functional detailing.”

“There is a meeting of Monsieur Dior and Massimo Osti’s work for Stone Island in this collection – it is the coming together of ‘obsessives,’” explained Jones. “They might have been people from opposite ends of the fashion spectrum – from an haute couture vision to that of military functionality – yet I think they’d recognize something in each other and in what they achieved through clothing.

Here, in the coming together of contrasting traditions, there’s a kind of clothing alchemy.”

The collection merges Dior’s haute couture roots and tailoring traditions with Stone Island’s functionality and utilitarian shapes to create a masculine clothing line featuring ready-to-wear pieces, footwear, and accessories.

Highlights include a black lambskin aged-effect field jacket inspired by 20th-century aviator styles, featuring a joint Dior and Stone Island badge; black and grey bomber jackets adorned with embroidered flowers; and patch and pocket-heavy parkas, waistcoats, and cargo trousers.

The collection also features a series of signs and symbols that unite the two houses, from the discreet to the more direct, including Dior’s ‘double pleat’ tailoring motif and Stone Island’s ‘dutch rope’ system for attaching and detaching.