Dior Homme’s Autumn Winter 2013 show in Beijing last month was set on a series of parallel white ramps.
Kris Van Assche’s predominantly monochrome collection stood out against the stark backdrop, as models traversed the ramps positioned perpendicular to the audience.
Suits and long-sleeved tees were minimally decorated with a thin triangle within a circle motif, which spanned the chest and arms.
Seat-buckle belts held up trousers and secured single- and double-breasted trench coats.
Some suit jackets had oriental-inspired collars and one jacket with buckles down its front also evoked traditional east Asian dress.
White and grey panels broke up the black as the alternative shades were used on sleeves.
A black shiny thigh-length coat was eye-catching amongst the otherwise matt garments, while midnight blue items also provided variation and black buttons popped against contrasting white trenches.
Discrete zips with silver tabs on jackets and cardigans were minimal but noticeable details.
The show took place at the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts museum and was Dior Homme’s first show outside Paris.
Oriental collars also featured in Nahan by Lin’s Autumn Winter 2012 collection.