Gear / Parts Apparel: Night Riding

Apparel: Night Riding

Dior Homme, the revolutionary menswear division of the Christian Dior house, has been under the artistic direction of designer Hedi Slimane since 2000. Having studied the classics, political science and art history at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris, Slimane has succeeded in establishing a separate, demonstrative identity for the Dior men’s collection as a brand that now commands immediate international recognition on its own.

Hedi Slimane brings the colors of the night to Dior Homme with this collection. (Click image to enlarge)

Slimane’s inspiration has proven to be as eclectic as his subjects and passions. From the exploration of the male sensi-bility to the crackling night scenes of London and Berlin to different styles of rock music, his slim, sharp styling has caught the attention of David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Beck and Peter Doherty. He approached the Fall 2006 collection as a symphonic orchestration of the colors of the night: black, white, splashes of gray and a touch of red. Slimane’s classic looks include a black leather motorcycle jacket over a geometric variation of a tuxedo shirt, jeans with rough, contrasting waistbands, studded belts and neo-1970s buckled boots. The eyewear collection, produced and distributed by Safilo, translates faithfully as a series of close, true wraparounds and modified aviators with flash-coated lenses and seductive gradient tints.

A photographer, furniture designer, and the recipient of numerous accolades, including International Designer of the Year from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Slimane also directs the men’s fragrance division of the company as well as the design and architecture of the Dior Homme boutiques. Various intercontinental locations now include Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Shanghai and Moscow, as well as New York, Las Vegas and Beverly Hills in the United States. The collections are also featured in select specialty retail stores of Neiman Marcus, Barney’s, Harrod’s, El Corte Ingles and Les Galeries Lafayette. | 310.247.8003

Laurin & Klement Slavia B – The Birth of Škoda Motorsports 120 Years Ago

Czechs Václav Laurin and Václav Klement founded their bicycle manufacturing company in Mladá Boleslav, Bohemia, in 1895. The company, Laurin & Klement, started a...

2021 Daytona Fantasy Supercross Tips (16 Fast Facts)

The Daytona Supercross is the midway point in the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Series. There are eight rounds in the book, and there...

BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Comes To Europe For 2022

For the first time since its 2008 debut, the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy competition will be held in Europe. Located above the northeast...

Ultimate Motorcycling Editor’s Letter, March 2021: Vive l’automatique!

Testing the 2021 Honda Rebel 1100 DCT for this issue reminded me of something fundamental—motorcycles need to be accessible to new riders. Although we’ve...

Lieback’s Lounge: FTR—The Savior From Winter Misery?

When I found myself cleaning the tire treads on my Multistrada 1200, I knew the winter madness had returned.

2022 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster First Look: New Fork and More

The 2022 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster gets a more responsive motor with additional midrange power from the vertical-twin 1200HT engine. The powerplant also meets Euro...