You'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stumbled upon an early '90's underground rave at Dior Homme's FW17 runway show at Le Grand Palais in Paris yesterday. Designer Kris Van Assche treated his star-studded front row with a homage to rave culture, think thumping beats, neon signage, and some party-appropriate slogans.
Rows of metallic party flags hung from the ceiling, illuminated by flashing stage lights and booming music played to open to the show, which perfeclty the set the scene for the homage to hardcore '80s and '90s rave culture - a theme that ran throughout the collection. The HARDIOR slogan made it's debut, emblazoned across the runway floor as well as bucket hats and other garments. Wide leg styles reigned supreme, as did huge fur coats, zip up capes, textured fabrications and graphic imagery.
The date of the show - 21st January - was coincidentally Monsiuer Christian Dior's birthday, Kris Van Assche's 10th anniversary at the brand, and the house of Dior's 70th birthday. Cause for celebration indeed.
Check out the highlights from the show below: