Kim Jones: Dior X KAWS
Dior’s newly appointed Menswear Artistic Director, Kim Jones, is a visionary when it comes to revitalizing brands. At his previous role as the Menswear Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton, Jones was the visionary behind the insanely successful collaboration with Supreme and brought streetwear to the brand. At Dior, Jones has partnered with KAWS (Brian Donnelly), a New York based artist widely known for his cartoonish figurines & sculptures, to show an alternative side to the brand – and KAWS delivered.
Dior’s Spring/Summer 2019 menswear runway was decorated with a KAWS floral statue, paying tribute to Christian Dior himself. It was street style heaven with sweatshirts, backpacks, sneakers, and jean jackets, all adorned with KAWS’ cartoonish reimaginations of the classic Dior logo and iconic bee. Our favorite? The first-ever men’s Saddle Bag.