"The Diorivage motif celebrates the bewitching beauty of the aquatic world through an underwater snapshot."
Our dear friends at the Californian surf brand Vissla, you’ll remember our sell-out backward fins collection with ’em from a few years back, have become the official wetsuit partner of French fashion house Dior.
Dior, very famous, very high end, thousand dollar jeans, couple of gees for Chelsea boots etc. Even your ol pal DR got seduced into a few Hedi Slimane pieces back in the slim-fitting days circa 2006 when a skinny boy could shine in a crowd with a few well-curated pieces.
For five-thousand-and-four-hundred Australian dollars or $4100 for the jacket you can adorn yourself in a wetsuit that, and we’ll defer to the suit’s description here,
“…combines innovation, couture spirit and respect for the environment. Part of the Beach Capsule collection, the Diorivage motif celebrates the bewitching beauty of the aquatic world through an underwater snapshot. Crafted from eco-sourced neoprene made from limestone, the wetsuit offers superior comfort, elasticity and heat retention, while guaranteeing a limited ecological impact thanks to its composition that combines innovative and upcycled materials. The jersey panels are knit from polyester thread created from upcycled plastic bottles and the elastane used comes from fabric waste. Thermal jacquard lining featuring the CD Diamond motif offers additional insulation and is crafted from both upcycled polyester fibers and solution-dyed polyester*. Thanks to its hybrid system and U-shaped zip closure on the chest, the wetsuit is optimally waterproof while guaranteeing a high capacity for movement. Specially designed for colder waters, this high-end wetsuit is a true example of Dior and Vissla’s commitment to respecting the environment and oceans, and it can be used along with the Beach Capsule surfboard and accessories.”
“What’s really interesting about it is the level of detail that those couture brands put into product,” says Vissla’s founder and daddy Paul Naude. “It’s really staggering and was a great learning curve.”
Want the matching sunglasses? Or thousand-dollar boxer shorts?