1:54 pm - 05/02/2019

Dior’s Kim Jones Designs Stage Outfits for Boy Band BTS

(Back in February, BTS posted selfies of themselves with Dior designer Kim Jones. Now we know why.)

SELF-LOVE: Kim Jones has designed stage outfits for South Korean boy band sensation BTS to wear on the next leg of its “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour, kicking off in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The Dior men’s wear designer created seven looks inspired by his pre-fall collection, unveiled in Tokyo last November. Bombers, cargo pants and a military-inspired sweater mingle with sportswear looks, with shiny fabrics lending the outfits a retro-futuristic vibe.

Jones said he was inspired by the personalities of band members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook, who collectively made Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2019 after topping worldwide charts with their “Love Yourself: Tear” studio album last year.

“They all have their personal taste and style and it works so well together. Each member of the group chose the look they wanted, and we worked very organically to create each look for them,” he said. “It was very collaborative.”

On Wednesday night, the band took home the awards for top duo/group and top social artist at the Billboard Music Awards, where they performed “Boy With Luv” with Halsey. They beat out Dan + Shay, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 and Panic! At The Disco to become the first K-Pop act to take home the top duo/group prize.

Jones met BTS in Los Angeles at the Chateau Marmont hotel ahead of the Grammy awards in February. “They are really great guys and super into fashion, and everyone I know is kind of crazy about them,” he said. “When I speak to my friends about meeting them, they all are obsessed by them.”

The designer included the key signatures he has established since showing his debut Dior men’s collection last June: His creations feature a leopard-print version of the Dior Oblique canvas, as well as buckles designed by Matthew Williams and industrial-style chains decorated with locks, nuts and bolts, created by Yoon Ahn.

BTS will wear the outfits on their upcoming tour dates in Chicago, New Jersey, São Paulo, London and Paris. The tour began last August in South Korea and has taken in countries including Japan, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.

source: WWD, BTS_twt 1|2
radowan 2nd-May-2019 02:41 pm (UTC)
Dior makes me want to inject vodka straight into my arteries. I might die, but at least it'll be the first time I feel something when faced with Dior designs.
lil_poisonfrog 2nd-May-2019 02:42 pm (UTC)
Your comments always kill me 😂
daynr 2nd-May-2019 08:23 pm (UTC)
jyusou 2nd-May-2019 02:42 pm (UTC)
What designs I just see 7 Jungkooks standing in a row.
fadeintoyou 2nd-May-2019 03:12 pm (UTC)

lmao truth

kcaomei 2nd-May-2019 05:29 pm (UTC)
mte lmao
lil_poisonfrog 2nd-May-2019 02:46 pm (UTC)
They look nice but I wouldn't say it's one of their greatest looks or anything. I only cared about them working with Dior bc I thought it might be their ticket to the Met Gala but I guess that's not happening.
nekobot 2nd-May-2019 02:53 pm (UTC)
Can't believe the theme is Camp yet there won't be any K-pop stars, the kings and queens of it there
lil_poisonfrog 2nd-May-2019 02:57 pm (UTC)
I wonder if K-pop idols realize how campy they are??? Except like, Crayon Pop and Orange Caramel
nekobot 2nd-May-2019 06:21 pm (UTC)
The existence of Jo Kwon makes me think yes, they probably do
normanikordei 2nd-May-2019 05:50 pm (UTC)
lay is going if he still counts as a kpop star lol
nekobot 2nd-May-2019 06:23 pm (UTC)
We'll just have to take what we can get!
juhli 2nd-May-2019 03:05 pm (UTC)
This is pretty cool!
fadeintoyou 2nd-May-2019 03:19 pm (UTC)

I dunno. That description of the outfits sounds a whole lot like someone going to a buffet and eating a variety of helpings only to get sick and have a yucky upchuck aftermath. Doesn’t really seem to match the love Yourself theme of the tour either. Hopefully I’m wrong.

katheli 2nd-May-2019 03:23 pm (UTC)
please feel free to ignore their personal style and just give them good outfits
more specifically ignore Taehyung's love for loose pants and put him in something slim fitting.
gigabytexx 2nd-May-2019 06:28 pm (UTC)
Do you think he's well-aware of his big butts which is why he likes wearing loose pants lolol
katheli 2nd-May-2019 07:05 pm (UTC)
he looks way better in tighter pants though, but he's like allergic to them. But maybe he was sick of everyone zooming in on his crotch whenever he wore them lol

(still...just wear jeans for once Tae, pls)
normanikordei 2nd-May-2019 09:58 pm (UTC)
he values comfort above all else which I can appreciate
rainstormraider 2nd-May-2019 04:13 pm (UTC)
So no Met Gala then?
Fine, I'll just enjoy watching Lay strut then.
gigabytexx 2nd-May-2019 06:27 pm (UTC)
I can only recognize the hoodie for Jimin. Not really a fan of battle-concept outfit but i guess when they finally come out with all the lavish styling I will still scream anyway lol
anonymous_loljk 4th-May-2019 12:22 pm (UTC)
But why are they wearing, what even are those, slingbags (?), If they're going to perform in those outfits? Other than hoseok, i don't see any reason for the bags *shrugs*
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