Must Have: The Hardy Dior

When Kris Van Assche presents a new collection for Dior Homme you can be sure that his vision seamlessly encompasses all aspects of the modern gentleman’s lifestyle. This season, the collection made heavy references to rave parties, candy boys and that flickering flame called youth, and amidst the powerful tailoring, hand-stitched jackets, acid-sapphire and vermillion furs was the must-have accessory for autumn/winter18: the Hardior backpack. Dior has been dominating the accessories market since 2015 – first with its ‘So-Real’ style of sunglasses and later with its ‘Technologic’ versions, both of which were an overnight sensation with both the online fashion community and celebrities such as Lewis Hamilton, Chris Brown and Robert Pattinson. The backpack moves the brand more firmly into men’s territory thanks to its slogan-bearing style that’s embroidered in calfskin, which seamlessly captures the mood of the moment; a man on the go. A nylon drawstring opening, sturdy leather straps and ample room for everything from laptops and sneakers to even a grooming kit make this a must-have for everyone, from the style-savvy millennial and the corporate gentleman to the thrill-seeking mountaineer.