Dior is consistently reaching into the future of fashion. Thibo Denis, the luxury brand’s men’s footwear designer, allows us to travel in time as the creative provided a sneak peek of 3D printed Derbys and boots on Instagram.
Featured on the Fall/Winter 2023 runway, the shoes were partially covered with draped fur and fabric. Upon closer inspection, the footwear is crafted from a three dimensional woven pattern, given the innovative silhouettes a grid-like appearance. The updated Derbys utilize a quick lace system and boast a lustrous black leather tongue tab, catching the eye amongst the otherwise matte design. The calf-high boots have no use for laces, incorporating a slide insert on the heel for a seamless wear.
Denis also teased 3D-printed insole inserts and white laceless prototypes of the Derbys, reminiscent of Daniel Ashram‘s plaster garments.
Take a closer look at Dior’s 3D printed footwear in the gallery above and stay tuned for updates.