With the clocks set to go forward in a matter of weeks (two months if you want to get down to the nitty-gritty), that means one thing: Spring is just on the horizon. With the new season comes sun, more rain – we are in England after all, easter eggs, and, last but certainly not least, even more menswear greatness from Dior.
You may remember Kim Jones’ debuting the striking collaboration with Ghanian painter Amoaka Boafa back in July, the collection itself a homage to the precision and beauty of portraiture made in new formats that wouldn’t sit on walls but be adorned by the most beautiful of bodies. “The vibrant colours of this campaign perfectly reflect the powerful energy of the summer 2021 collection,” affirms Jones, Artistic Director of Dior Men’s, “it’s really a celebration of Amoako Boafo’s work.”
Shot by Rafael Pavarotti, the photographer’s world-renowned graphic work has us in a state of speechless awe, opting for intense contrasts that are both dazzling and hypnotic. Pavarotti’s compositions wholeheartedly evoke elements Boafo’s brushstrokes, rich in the most striking of colour, peppered by flower motifs taken directly from Boafo’s wallpapers. This is just one in a long list of details from the collection that elevate the spectacle into something beyond commerce, exemplifying the art of collaboration at its best and most brilliant.