Fully appreciating the house’s latest menswear collection requires one to get a little granular, which is why we’re zooming in on Dior’s Pillow bag, currently available on Dior’s website and stores for $3,700. This is a new accessory designed under Kim Jones’ purview for the new season and it’s an appreciably luxe accessory that updates heritage Dior cues into a fresh package.
Note that the Dior Pillow bag is ostensibly part of the men’s collection but, being a luxury bag, it’s functionally genderless. Anyone is welcome to appreciate the Pillow’s tastefully refined curves.
Perhaps its most noticeable design cue is simultaneously obvious and subtle: the Pillow’s primary flap folds over its cushy body, revealing a silhouette intentionally cut to recall Dior’s inimitable Saddle bag. The shape is highlighted by contrasting materials — a pebbled leather flap layered atop a monogrammed fur body — or obscured by tonal construction.
This is classic Dior: subtle, self-referential, and exquisitely refined.
The Pillow’s closure, a technical magnetic design called the CDLock, presumably in homage to the Fidlock buckles utilized on the technical accessories that inform Jones’ design language, is the sole element of gentle contrast, a burst of utilitarian technicality juxtaposed against the Pillow’s otherwise organically plush façade.
It’s an old-meets-new hybridization indicative of Kim Jones’ Dior, where the house’s core ideals are pedestaled even when it’s blazing new trails.