>> Techno sartorial. That was how Kris van Assche summed up his latest A/W 15-6 collection for Dior Homme as traditional menswear codes greeted the 21st century. The leitmotif of the collection were these badges of dried flowers – shiny and trapped in plastic and clustered in sets of three on the lapels of tuxedo jackets and Prince of Wales check blazers. My first menswear experience in Paris doing the shows has rendered posting a bit on the slow side but having taken these pictures in the showroom today, I thought they’d make for a nice bit of immediate Sunday eye candy. It’s difficult for me to wax lyrical about the cut of a suit, or a tuxedo, not because I don’t appreciate those things but because I lack the vernacular. A dried flower trapped inside a badge as a modern alternative to an old fashioned corsage however is exactly right up my street. The invitation was even more of a treat – it was a set of plastic jelly stickers printed with the flowers and their Latin names alongside them. Viola adroit, delphinium staphisagria, rosa rugosa anyone? They’re a keepsake that now cover my laptop, temporarily hiding its banged up boshed up state. Now, let’s get them clever DIY versions going shall we? Who’s got a handy Bandai Badge It! machine?