Kim Jones Just Can’t Stop Making It-Shoes

by SHOWstudio on 20 March 2024

The Buffalo loafer is the maison’s latest covetable kick that will have you stepping into summer with style.

The Buffalo loafer is the maison’s latest covetable kick that will have you stepping into summer with style.

Since Kim Jones took over Dior Men’s as artistic director in 2018 the London talent has propelled the maison into the future with his relaxed tailoring and penchants for couture-inspired streetwear. With the latter in mind, Jones has introduced no shortage of covetable kicks like the instantly recognisable Oblique B23 and, of course, the Air Jordan 1s. Well, it isn’t just trainers that tickle his fancy with the newly introduced Buffalo Loafers making a bid as the shoe of the summer.

Dior Men's Buffalo Loafer photographed by Rafael Pavarotti

First stepping on the scene as part of Jones' showstopping S/S 24 presentation where the traditional catwalk was traded in for a futuristic platform. It's a fitting way to showcase the Buffalo style which blurs the line between sartorial tradition and contemporary flair. Offering a fresh take on timeless elegance, the classic silhouette is updated with a chunky creeper sole harkening to the street style of London in the 80s and 2010s.

While the quilted leather iterations are destined to become wardrobe staples for fashion-forward individuals around the globe, Jones has also envisioned bolder models crafted from tweed, further showcasing his fearless approach to design innovation. The exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail evident in each pair of Buffalo Loafers solidify Jones's reputation as a visionary force in the world of luxury footwear.

Dior Men's Buffalo Loafer photographed by Jackie Nickerson

From his pioneering work in relaxed tailoring to his groundbreaking collaborations and now to his innovative foray into footwear design, Jones continues to push boundaries and redefine modern menswear at Dior Men's. With each collection, he reaffirms Dior's status as a leader in the fashion industry, setting the bar high for innovation, creativity, and craftsmanship. As the Buffalo Loafers make waves as the must-have shoe of the summer, it is clear that Jones's influence on the world of fashion knows no bounds, cementing his legacy as one of the most influential designers of his generation.



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