by Alain Chivilò
Creative Director Kim Jones for Maison Dior creates a new line for the Buffalo shoe. A British spirit meets the French one starting from the well-known creative movement called Buffalo by the man in charge Ray Petry.
Where does Buffalo come from? Buffalo, a concept that changed British men’s fashion in the 1980s by Ray Petri started from the concept of celebrating culture and supporting outsiders. Having your own style and identity within a tradition. Buffalo also comes from the song “Buffalo Soldier” by Bob Marley, enclosing the African American regiment named by the Native Americans who fought with vigor, rude or rebellious boys, but also in the concept of resistance. In addition, Dior Oblique is the other iconic Marc Boham motif that enriches this shoe model.
On a technical and descriptive level the shoe, imbued with London cool, is dressed in smooth black or brown leather, while the Dior’s signature punctuates the heel. Buffalo shoe is low or high versions.
Now on stores and on Dior’s web site.
©AC, NDSL, AM, Alain Chivilo