DIOR 2019 pre-fall

Dior next collection will be shown on Nov. 30, while a store at Isetan will carry his capsule line for summer 2019.

Dior plans to stage its first men’s pre-fall runway show with a collection designed scheduled to bow in Tokyo on Nov. 30, WWD has learned exclusively.

The show will coincide with a Dior men’s pop-up at department store Isetan in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district, set to open on Nov. 28.

The capsule line for summer 2019 will simultaneously go on sale at the Dior flagship in Ginza ahead of its global launch on Dec. 1.

This spring collection featured new accessories, including a men’s version of the Saddle bag; belts with a stylized CD buckle created by M.Williams, and some graphic jewels.

“We are honored to be holding the first pre-fall men’s show in Tokyo. Creativity, innovation and savoir-faire are all values deeply rooted in Japanese culture and they are also of great importance to us,” Pietro Beccari, executive officer of Dior, said.

Maria Grazia Chiuri reprised her debut couture collection alongside eight specially designed looks on the roof of the Ginza Six retail complex, which houses the store, while former Dior men’s creative director Kris Van Assche showcased his pre-fall collection with a presentation in Tokyo Bay.

Some of those archival creations could well make their way into Jones’ pre-fall collection. His debut show melded the house’s haute couture heritage — in the shape of toile de Jouy and floral embroideries — with his signature sportswear-infused aesthetic, in a blend that is finding equal favor with men and women.

“The only things I’ve looked at are women’s wear,” Jones told WWD in a preview. Among the celebrities spotted wearing items from the collection in recent weeks are DJ and record producer Diplo, artist Daniel Arsham and model Naomi Campbell.