A METAL OF GOOD TASTE: Dior Oblique Toile Ruthenium
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Dior
'Saddle' bag by Dior
'Dior Oblique Toile Ruthenium' by Dior
'Saddle' bag by Dior
'Dior Oblique Toile Ruthenium' by Dior
'Lingot 50' bag by Dior
'B23' sneaker by Dior
'Saddle' bag by Dior
Mini 'Gallop' bag by Dior
'B27' sneaker by Dior
Pouch bag by Dior
Card holder by Dior

When the holiday season truly gets going, it’s probably unavoidable that red and gold are somewhere in the wardrobe rotation. But Dior understands that not everyone follows this unofficial colour coding to a tee. A case in point: its famed Dior grey shade is acknowledged by the fashion set as season-less and its very appearance all-year round hasn’t put a dampener on any occasion of good cheer. This season, Dior’s menswear department is giving those who already own plenty of that famous shade a new perspective. It has reworked the Dior Oblique toile – made famous by Marc Bohan in 1967 – with a version made in ruthenium-coloured Lurex threads. First making its mark in the spring 2023 menswear collection by Kim Jones, Dior has lavished this cold metal toned fabric on hot ticket items such as the Saddle, Lingot, and Gallop bags as well as the B23 and B27 sneakers. And you don’t need to be a Pantone pro to know that this ruthenium-inspired shade already matches with most items in your monochromatic-coloured closet.

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