I think Dior Homme "looked to the future" because Hedi (at the time) liked minimalistic electronic music and the Berlin scene. Something intangible with an industrial, future outlook and technological feel to it. Consequently his pieces looked futuristic, straight-forward, minimal.
I've heard Dior Homme called many things, but minimal? Would you consider the Napoleon jacket minimal, with the epaulets, the cuffs, and the zippers? Really, almost everything from Dior Homme is incredibly ornate, save some certain items from before AW2003.