Dior’s new B30 sneaker was unveiled as part of its Spring 2022 collection in May. The B30 is one of the house’s sportier styles and takes inspiration from retro running aesthetics with premium materials. The Dior Men’s Spring 2022 collection is Kim Jones‘s way of reworking his signature blend of stuffy formal wear with more relaxed pieces. This can be seen in the collection with baseball uniforms juxtaposed with wool jerseys bearing the “Atelier Christian Dior” signature — a modern take on the classic suit — and bomber jackets paired with relaxed fit trousers. Jones is transforming menswear and with that transformation comes the need for accessories that meet those changes, and there comes in the Dior B30 sneakers.
The sneakers are available in five colourways — black, white, olive, beige, and lime. Each sneaker features a mesh base with leather overlays on the foxing, heel, and around the toe box. The shoe is embellished with the “CD” logo. There is also a Dior B30 badge on the tongue of the sneakers and curves that end at the tip of the shoe with a slight nod upward toward you. These sneakers are extremely versatile and can be dressed up with wide-legged trousers or dressed down with shorts, offering a unique mix of style and comfort.
Dior Men’s head footwear designer Thibo Denis is heavily influenced by classic athletic styles — Travis Scott’s Dior B713 and even its logo draw inspiration from the 90s skate sneakers. The Dior B01 also looks like a mashup between Adidas’ Samba and Stan Smith. This move is also nothing new to the luxury industry as a whole, under Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton has designed sneakers inspired by Nike Air Jordan 3.
Also in recent fashion news, Hermès unveiled its Spring/Summer 2022 collection in an empty hangar at an airport in Paris. The collection was inspired by artist Flora Moscovici whose use of colours caught Vanhee-Cybulski’s attention. The arrival of summer symbolises a feeling of optimism and hope, which the designer conveys through her use of colours on the runway. Ho-yeon Jung was also named Louis Vuitton’s latest global ambassador for fashion, watches, and jewellery. The rising star came to fame most recently in Netflix’s smash hit Squid Game. Her career started out in fashion, modelling for the very same fashion house in its 2017 ready-to-wear campaign. The Dior B30 is expected to drop in-store sometime this month. If you’d like more information about the sneakers, click here.