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MAKING EVERYDAY AN EARTH DAY: Dior’s Beachwear Capsule
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Dior and Brett Lloyd
26.04.2022
Dior’s 'Beachwear Capsule' collection with Parley for the Oceans
Dior’s 'Beachwear Capsule' collection with Parley for the Oceans
Dior’s 'Beachwear Capsule' collection with Parley for the Oceans
Dior’s 'Beachwear Capsule' collection with Parley for the Oceans
Dior’s 'Beachwear Capsule' collection with Parley for the Oceans
Dior’s 'Beachwear Capsule' collection with Parley for the Oceans
Dior’s 'Beachwear Capsule' collection with Parley for the Oceans
Dior’s 'Beachwear Capsule' collection with Parley for the Oceans
Dior’s 'Beachwear Capsule' collection with Parley for the Oceans
Dior’s 'Beachwear Capsule' collection with Parley for the Oceans
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Soaking in the sun and splashing in the waves are activities we probably take for granted. And not for reasons filed under the chapter of pandemic. You see, whilst we battle with viruses and lockdowns in the last couple of years, the Earth has been put through the wringer by its inhabitants for far longer. Temperatures are soaring, certain animals are on the brink of extinction, and our waters are getting dirtier and murkier by the minute. But wait a minute, you already know all of that. But how you can help right away? Well, start by making small adjustments to your routine and the positive changes might just be reflected in the fact that the future generations still have a planet to live on. For starters, the waters that cover our planet – which amounts to 71 per cent of the Earth’s surface – is also polluted by junk especially plastic waste. Firms like Parley for the Oceans are doing their part to collect this non-biodegradable waste from coastlines and remote islands and then turning them into something useful. It uses proprietary methods to create high-quality yarns and fabric from it that it calls Parley Ocean Plastic which has since been fashioned into wearables like sneakers, tees, eyewear, and bags. Dior’s Kim Jones has been a big advocate of using such responsible materials in his evolution as a creator and designer. The release of Dior’s first Beachwear Capsule collection under his charge is finally giving such recycled materials an upmarket gloss and ensuring that even those who don’t necessarily seek out sustainable wares can now get a first-hand look that saving the planet can look sexy too. This second-lease-of-life material generated by Parley for the Oceans is then passed onto Dior’s ateliers to transform them into some of the most sought-after clothing on the planet. Jones understands what would draw eyes to the collection with immediacy and that’s the use of recognisable and iconic patterns like the Dior Oblique as well as the Bayadères and Adriatic – all rendered in planet-friendly tones like blues and ochres. From stylish polo shirts and windbreakers to trendy knits and bucket hats, not even the most eagle-eyed fashionista in your clique would be able to spot the difference in fabrication. And don’t worry, you don’t need to seek out Carillon beach or the next Coachella to flex these feel-good fits. Just a good sense of style… and judgement.

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