Dior is embracing the Great British spirit, releasing a Buffalo boot that pays homage to the creator of the Buffalo movement in the ’80s, designer Ray Petri. Imbued with the luxe flair synonymous with the French multinational, the boot comes as part of a capsule that also offers a suave derby shoe.
The brainchild of artistic director Kim Jones, the release marks the brand’s first foray into this particularly tough style of shoe, and it’s a welcome sight. Reminiscent of the grit and unfettered, provocative audacity that’s imbued into a London-bred attitude. Coated in a silky brown or smooth black, the calf-high lace-ups nod to the innovative approach of the ateliers whilst maintaining the quintessential essence of Dior. Side inserts have been debossed with its signature Oblique emblem – originally dreamed up by Marc Bohan in 1967 – and the shape has been cut from top-quality calfskin leather.
A chunky rubber outsole sports a crepe-like upper, whilst the undersole is gripped and ready to stomp. Topped off by a motif-coated rear pull tab, the silhouette is considered, tidy and sharply refined. A delicious addition to any autumnal outfit, the boot and its low-topped little brother are now available in stores and from Dior’s website for a cool £1,150.00. Fancy treating yourself? Discover the boot here.
Photography by Jackie Nickerson.