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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

At Dior

I really loved the idea of the sheer jackets at Dior. With the transparency of the jackets it would have been interesting to play with contrast colors for the layering pieces. At least that is what I would do if/when I buy this jacket.

Comments on "At Dior"


Blogger Rylan said ... (5:34 PM) : 

This reminds me of the traditional formal Filipino sheer dress shirts.


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:54 PM) : 

Hmmmm? I like the idea...I just probably wouldn't wear it. It does look pretty cool, and if I would've been attending that fashion show I definitely would've been wowed! The idea is really creative!
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Blogger fickle red riding hood said ... (5:56 PM) : 

I don't think I've ever seen sheer jackets for men before. I quite like it.


Blogger Marquis de Lannes said ... (6:02 PM) : 

Kris Van Assche volvio a hacer un excelente trabajo chez Dior!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:03 PM) : 

Transparency is something I saw on last years shows as well, particularly at Kilgour in Paris (the Savile Row tailor), I guess Dior picked up on it too!


Anonymous Questioner said ... (6:10 PM) : 

A fashion statement crying out for rebuttal.

I just can't see many men flocking to this trend. I suppose a sheer jacket is more forgiving than the sheer shirts that have appeared on the runways. At least you won't feel like you have to wax your chest.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:19 PM) : 

an olden idea...i have a shady one from rick owens, two seasons ago...and one from 80's one from dior???i don't think so!!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:20 PM) : 

The layering must be perfect underneath. No wrinkles allowed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:40 PM) : 

i think this model looks cute, but there are not a lot of people who could wear this jacket... much too revealing, and if not done right it will just look tacky


Anonymous Watch Free Online TV Unlimited said ... (6:52 PM) : 

Yeah you're right Rylan. Who's the designer of this dress? Maybe he/ she is a Filipino.


Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (7:05 PM) : 

I would layer too! Love sheer over stripes and other subtle patterns & colours...

Gorgeous jacket!


Blogger johnsiesta said ... (7:21 PM) : 

I Concur!


Anonymous Fredrik said ... (7:26 PM) : 

The Swedish brand Acne has already made a version of this, and according to me it's a lot better.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:29 PM) : 

It would be quite fun to come up with different outfits with this jacket


Blogger Landis said ... (7:30 PM) : 

ack. no to color beneath, but agreed on loving the layering. something rick owens has done beautifully for years. if you have the means to layer three hundred dollar tees . . .


Blogger m.roq said ... (7:38 PM) : 

yes it's like a Barong from the Philippines


Blogger Menucha photography said ... (7:39 PM) : 

i love it because of the transparent adds texture.


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:43 PM) : 

another piece worth borrowing..imagine using contrasting thread to "finish" insides seams...sigh


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:43 PM) : 

another piece worth borrowing..imagine using contrasting thread to "finish" insides seams...sigh


Blogger a reference said ... (8:32 PM) : 

did you get to go to the couture shows? i would love to see your perspective on those...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:32 PM) : 

This should have been left as an idea. I can see fashion trying to push this on women for a season, but it's really absurd on a man. I could just hate it because what's under it happens to be a t-shirt (which is a questionable-at-best LA vice, even with a solid jacket). Perhaps it would be better with a proper shirt? Either way, any man wearing this in a serious manner off the runway should have some sense slapped into him. Bruce Pask looks slightly confused/disappointed as well.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:49 PM) : 

I like how well you can see seaming details; those little sleeveheads on the back panels! excellent!


Blogger IAMTHEANGELNEGRO said ... (8:51 PM) : 



Anonymous Peregrine said ... (8:57 PM) : 

Reminds me of the jacket my uncle wore to my parents' wedding; a black undershirt with a white jacket like this would look great.


Blogger Krysta Marie said ... (9:11 PM) : 

great jacket! & the color is stunning for fall.


Blogger Yoli said ... (9:19 PM) : 

I want to see more of Simone.


Blogger mancarella said ... (9:19 PM) : 

like those layered architecteral type drawings, where semi translucent vellum-ish materials are used over colors to create depth and atmospheric distance.


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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:24 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:49 PM) : 

The concept of a summer blazer has reached a pinnacle. And yes, layer has also been brought to a whole new level with this piece. I like that this particular jacket is a neutral shade to maximize versatility. I honestly wouldn't mind an outrageous paisley dress shirt if it was paired with this.


Blogger TokyoTon said ... (9:50 PM) : 

Japanese businessmen have been wearing semi-sheer jackets in the summer for years


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:56 PM) : 

wow. imagine the possibilities with that jacket


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:17 PM) : 

This is a really interesting idea. Has this ever been done before? This would make it fun to show off shirts with unique patterns. I definitely agree that playing with contrast would be really interesting.


Anonymous Holly said ... (10:22 PM) : 

That is such a clever idea.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:24 PM) : 

sleeve length on the layering pieces would also be important - is that a cap sleeve on the model?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:43 PM) : 

The 7th, eighth, and nineth look after this particular garment... I desperately want! What an amazing show, I'm not too sure if I could pull the sheer shirts/jackets look off. Or for that matter the sleeve-less items. :(


Blogger Vinicius Francisco said ... (10:54 PM) : 

amezing !!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:39 PM) : 

I don't think that this jacket is that great, innovative definitely, but just too forward for me.
love your work though Sart!


Blogger Joe said ... (11:55 PM) : 

Also the Barong which is a traditional Filipino dress shirt for men.

I would definitely contrast it as well, especially with a nice pocket square in the summer. Like it.


Blogger fashionscout said ... (1:00 AM) : 

I LOVE this, at least in theory. It never occurred to me. Women have so many great sheer tops, so why not men?


Blogger José Cabral said ... (1:06 AM) : 

I´m feeling curious about..


Blogger M. said ... (1:12 AM) : 

one day Ill be there!


Anonymous Gibron said ... (1:24 AM) : 

I loved this collection!
A few of the evening jackets reminded me of what Proenza Schoukler did for fall 2008, with this inside-out, paper plane idea.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:33 AM) : 

the best KVA has done for dior homme


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:33 AM) : 

the best KVA has done for dior homme


Blogger Jamie Jonathan Ball said ... (2:09 AM) : 

i can understand what you mean about layering colours but dont you think the colour of the jacket would just make the underlying colours look a little off and dirty?


Anonymous AG said ... (2:14 AM) : 

for me this is very close but not quite there.

I have never tried to construct a blazer but if they could do something about the bit on fabric that is not sheer under the back shoulders without compromising the structure...

then there is the problem that if this gets popular it will be dated next year. (as shallow as that is)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:24 AM) : 

I love the sheer thats going on


Anonymous Lauri Tikerpe said ... (2:29 AM) : 

Acne has the same kind of jacket for current season.


Blogger so_crispy said ... (2:56 AM) : 

True, Rylan, it's like the jacket form of the Filipino barong. Definitely great for layering and humid weather!


Blogger spore said ... (3:06 AM) : 

Superb! The craftsmanship needed to create a clean garment like this should be applauded.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:37 AM) : 

I get what you mean about the colours for layering pieces.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 AM) : 

KVA spoils Dior Homme....


Blogger Anisa said ... (3:51 AM) : 

The concept feels new to me, and looks very exciting!


Anonymous MaxW said ... (4:29 AM) : 

All we can do is dream.


Blogger Lance Miller said ... (4:51 AM) : 

Cool jacket! Something for fashion shows only? Or would you wear this on a Saturday afternoon?


Blogger heleen said ... (6:05 AM) : 

Haven't seen this before! Very interesting.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:32 AM) : 

just what i was thinking. barong tagalog.


Anonymous Emilie said ... (6:33 AM) : 

Oh, wow. What a perfect piece for summer.

I love that every seam, every detail of this jacket is on show.


Blogger Life99 said ... (6:50 AM) : 

Oh this is cool...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:56 AM) : 

that´s not knew at all, Ann Demeulemeester made that jacket for the current spring summer season....and in a more inspirational way.


Blogger No said ... (8:12 AM) : 

I can't believe this didn't happen sooner, its brilliant!


Blogger brandt said ... (9:32 AM) : 

It's so gimmicky, how many times could you wear it?

Just seems like they are trying too hard to be different. It would be hard to justify the price.


Blogger Miiicha said ... (10:08 AM) : 

oooh great :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:24 AM) : 

Kilgour showed a better version of the sheer jacket last year.


Anonymous lintmag said ... (10:46 AM) : 

I don't think a lot of men will try this, but I do think it would be great for women. It's always fun to see something on the street that you take a second glance at, like, wait...was that...?? It could also be cool done with a printed lining.


Anonymous PrettyBoy Forever said ... (10:47 AM) : 

I love it. It's always nice to show some man-nipple and man-breast. And my stomach is totally flat, so why not?
I would totally rock this jacket sans shirt. I am not super gay and I have not spent a fortune at various gyms for nothing !!! J'adore Dior


Anonymous Ingrid said ... (10:50 AM) : 

This is AbFab and totally revolutionary you guys. My word! Whoever designed this is a genius in my book. I can't wait to start Fashion School in the fall. I wish we had fashion like this in Utah :(


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 AM) : 

I'd rather see you in a see-through suit . . .


Blogger Dan in Richmond said ... (12:22 PM) : 

The sheer jacket is brilliant. I'd love to see this type of innovation more often in men's fashion. You could experiment with endless combinations underneath, but my first thought was different than yours; that I'd wear a monochromatic outfit with it- I don't like seeing the shirt/pants transition through the jacket in this photo, but maybe in person. It's fun to see something new that's actually interesting and shows great possibilities.


Blogger GodfreyKate said ... (12:31 PM) : 

Nice idea. Intriguing choice of color. But the faces in the background make the shot for me. Each one tells a different story.


Blogger Passport Foodie said ... (12:50 PM) : 

What a fantastic idea. I would buy it and wear it on my travels during the hot season. Great!

Passport Foodie


Blogger BetwixtandBetween said ... (12:57 PM) : 

This is so beyond perfect!!! I love it, and I love the idea of contrasting colours.


Blogger Tereneh Idia said ... (1:52 PM) : 

Gentleman Sart,

I think your point about contrasting colors is a wonderful idea, tonal as you showed in an early post would be interesting too. The sheerness is intriguing on two other levels: 1. To show the construction of the jacket the architectural nature of clothing. 2. sheerness adds a sensuality to men's clothing that is often lacking, to imagine what is underneath the jacket even more the lovely lines of the male form: the torso the back, the shoulders, very sexy.


Blogger SallyO said ... (3:37 PM) : 

Will they make pants to match the jacket? I hope so...


Blogger Ivy Lane said ... (4:40 PM) : 

No good with sweaty armpits!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:51 PM) : 

Sheer jackets have been done and done. even from a menswear student at central saint martins at a degree show back in 2006! not so much novelty here.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:07 PM) : 

Didn't Ann Demeulemeester do a sheer linnen jacket for her SS09? Again no creativity at LVMH.


Blogger said ... (10:20 PM) : 

I love it! Thanks for the great photo.


Blogger american dream said ... (11:33 PM) : 

I own almost same jacket from Patrizia Pepe.adorable


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:38 AM) : 

Chocolate-coloured jacket with butter yellow shirt underneath could be yummy no?


Blogger miss d said ... (3:09 AM) : 

yes about the asian jackets~ Koreans have been doing it for years! summer formal way - no better way to do it!


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:17 AM) : 

Agree with the commenter who posted about how this showed off the lovely seams, sleeve caps. It truly is a look into the architecture of a jacket, and I applaud that.


Anonymous Haute Topic said ... (12:42 PM) : 

Oh I love the idea of a sheer blazer for men! I would have never thought of this to be dont this way.


Blogger Avyn said ... (4:52 PM) : 

I can imagine this jacket matched with somethnig steely gray. The shoulder detailing and lines of the back seem masculine creating a perfect balance.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:12 AM) : 

Finally! I have been waiting way too many seasons for the houses to come out with a sheer jacket. I guess not many of them know any Filipinos! Anywho. . . it's about time Paris, so much for being ahead of the curve.



Blogger Tessies Hearts said ... (6:45 PM) : 

so gorgeous, absolutely love this

nicola xx


Anonymous Bombshell Kitten said ... (2:14 AM) : 

Think of all the fun you could have with a great sheer jacket! Fab.


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:30 AM) : 

These kinds of sheer jackets are really popular in Japan- it makes sense, since its so hot and humid here. Comfy and stylin'. =)


Blogger Brandie Herbst said ... (11:29 AM) : 

I adore the sheer jackets!!! You can really play up colors, textures and inventive layering underneath! A veil over a creative juxtaposition!


Blogger Brandie Herbst said ... (11:33 AM) : 

It also reminds me of the transparent jacket Cher (Alicia Silverstone) wore in the movie Clueless over her white Calvin Klein dress!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:36 PM) : 

What material is it made of? It looks so much like the Barong Tagalog.


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:35 PM) : 

This is going to be big for SS2010.

The sheer look!

Style elegance and ultimate refinement.

The Linen of the informed.
Maybe this is the way to beat global warming?

Let the sunshine shine and the linen live on.
Sidney Rhule


Anonymous phyllis said ... (5:03 PM) : 

It looks like its silk organza. Interesting how they clean finished the shoulder pad, the sleeve head and french seamed the armysce.


Anonymous 69 said ... (2:38 PM) : 

finally, the blazer of my dreams.


Anonymous Le 21ème said ... (3:12 AM) : 

KVA's BEST (and only good) DH season yet



Anonymous AngBirhen said ... (5:32 AM) : 

It indeed reminds me of the Filipino barong tagalog.


Blogger Andre Gorr said ... (12:55 AM) : 

thanks for a great idea!
i have a piece of loose waived linen in black, so i'll have a outstanding blazer in a week!
would wear with colored tshirts underneat, or on barechest! (sic!)
with really slim jeans, white or black


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:16 AM) : 

Like so many things in European fashion, this is a stolen idea from other cultures. Clearly this is taken from the Barong Tagalog : Filipino traditional dress shirts for men, made of pineapple fiber.


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